# How do you simplify -6+(-3)+(-7) div 4?

Sep 25, 2016

$- 4$

#### Explanation:

For this equation, we need to get rid of the parenthesis first. When we do this we get:
$- 6 - 3 - 7 \div 4$

The $- 3$ and $- 7$ stayed the same because when you open the parenthesis:
- A negative and a negative becomes a positive
- A negative and a positive becomes a negative
- A positive and a positive becomes a positive

We simplify to get:
$- 16 \div 4$

$- 4$