# How do you simplify -8+ \frac { 1} { 4} ( 6- ( - 8) )?

Jan 20, 2018

$- 4.5$

#### Explanation:

1)

(6 - (-8)

$= 6 - - 8$

$= 6 + 8$

$= 14$

So

$- 8 + \frac{1}{4} \left(14\right)$

2)

$\frac{1}{4} \left(14\right)$

$= \frac{14}{4}$

$= 3.5$

3)

$- 8 + 3.5 = - 4.5$