# How do you simplify 24 / (-4) + (-3) (1) - (-15) ?

Jul 21, 2017

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, using the standard order for operations execute the Multiplication and Division operations from left to right:

$\frac{\textcolor{red}{24}}{\textcolor{red}{- 4}} + \left(\textcolor{b l u e}{- 3}\right) \left(\textcolor{b l u e}{1}\right) - \left(- 15\right) \implies$

$\textcolor{red}{- 6} + \left(\textcolor{b l u e}{- 3}\right) \left(\textcolor{b l u e}{1}\right) - \left(- 15\right) \implies$

$\textcolor{red}{- 6} + \left(\textcolor{b l u e}{- 3}\right) - \left(- 15\right)$

Next, remove the terms from parenthesis:

$- 6 - 3 + 15$

Now, execute the Addition on Subtraction operations from left to right:

$\left(- 6 - 3\right) + 15 \implies$

$- 9 + 15 \implies$

$6$