# How do you simplify −500 ÷ |−4 + 9|?

Mar 5, 2017

See the entire solution process below:

#### Explanation:

The absolute value function is treated as a Parenthesis so is evaluated first:

$- 500 \div \textcolor{red}{\left\mid - 4 + 9 \right\mid} \to$

$- 500 \div \textcolor{red}{\left\mid 5 \right\mid} \to$

$- 500 \div 5$

Now, rewrite this expression as:

$- \frac{500}{5} = - 100$