# How do you simplify #(-3x - 9)/-3#?

##### 2 Answers

Jan 23, 2018

#### Explanation:

#"each term on the numerator is divided by "-3#

#rArr(-3x)/(-3)+(-9)/(-3)#

#=(cancel(-3) x)/cancel(-3)+cancel(-9)^3/cancel(-3)^1#

#=x+3#

#### Explanation:

Simplify:

Factor out the common term

Two negatives make a positive.

Cancel

Simplify.

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Or.....

you can simply see that both the terms on the numerator are divisible by 3.... that is the denominator

Simply

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Which gives