Update: This Lesson Is Part of Book 3 of Doodles Do Algebra: “The Basic Math of Algebra” available on Amazon.
Available in the book, “The Basic Math of Algebra, Book 3 of Doodles Do Algebra“
Today’s lesson is just more practice dividing monomials but now we have changed the wording: instead of ‘how often is something contained in another thing”, we are saying “divide one thing by another”. Same action, just different wording.
1. (because 15/3=5, and a^3/a^2=a*a*a/a*a=a because a/a=1 just like 2/2=1, and b/b=1, and c/1=c)
2. (now we are including negative numbers that have the same properties as multiplication – positive divided by negative is negative, negative divided by positive is negative, and negative divided by negative is positive.)