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

Nov 3, 2015

$\frac{- 3}{3} = - 1$

#### Explanation:

What the equation really looks like is $\frac{\left(- 8 + 5\right)}{\left(8 - 5\right)}$

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

Numerator: $\left(- 8\right) + \left(5\right) = - 3$
Denominator: $\left(8\right) - \left(5\right) = 3$

Now we can divide.
We get $\frac{- 3}{3}$ which can be simplified to -1