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Placement of negative battery cable

I took battery out of car. I have forgotten the placement of the black cable. I know 1 end goes to battery but have forgotten where i got other end off of

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The black cable goes to the - side of the battery the other end of this cable goes to the metal frame or engine. The red positive + goes on the battery + the other end goes to the starter and other spots

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