# How do you evaluate \frac{3-1}{-4-1}?

Jun 26, 2017

$- \frac{2}{5}$

#### Explanation:

We look at the top first.

$3 - 1 = 2$

Now the denominator:

$- 4 - 1 = - 5$

So, this fraction becomes $- \frac{2}{5}$. Since there are no common factors between $2$ and $5$, $- \frac{2}{5}$ is our answer.