How do you simplify # (-8+5 )/ (8-5)#?

1 Answer
Nov 3, 2015

Answer:

#(-3)/(3)=-1#

Explanation:

What the equation really looks like is #((-8+5))/((8-5))#

Lets start with adding the numbers in the numerator together because we need to get rid of parenthesis first.

Numerator: #(-8)+(5)=-3#
Denominator: #(8)-(5)=3#

Now we can divide.
We get #(-3)/3# which can be simplified to -1