I’m doing the I’m overwhelmed study plan and in the prep swift operations with negatives video (5 to 5:20 min mark), we’re taught that a negative times or divided by a negative is a positive, however I was just marked wrong for the operations with negatives quiz on question 4 for saying -16 divided by -4 is 4. please let me know if i’m missing something. just want to make sure I’m learning the right rule regarding this

which is correct, but that isn’t what the question was asking…

I’m sorry I don’t follow, what is it asking?

It’s asking \frac{-16}{4}.

okay, thank you! is it safe to assume the negative sign is always towards the numerator, if the fraction isn’t in parentheses then? just want to be sure

Yes, but it doesn’t matter.