**how many times do you have to divide-243 by 3 to get a quotient of -1?**

\(\begin{array}{|rcll|} \hline \dfrac{-243}{3} &=& -81 \\\\ \dfrac{-81}{3} &=& -27 \\\\ \dfrac{-27}{3} &=& -9 \\\\ \dfrac{-9}{3} &=& -3 \\\\ \dfrac{-3}{3} &=& -1 \\ \hline \end{array} \)

**5 times.**