Why is -1/2 equal to 1/-2?

Yes, a good way to explain this: n/n = 1, where n represents any real number.

Knowing that 1 times any number will not change its value, we can alter the appearance of a fraction (rational number), by multiplication where n = -1. Starting with -1/2 multiply times 1 = -1/-1 and the result is 1/-2. Both expressions can be expressed equally as the decimal number -0.5.

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