How do you simplify #\frac { 3- - 1} { 4- - 2}#?

2 Answers
Jun 18, 2018

Answer:

See a solution process below:

Explanation:

Remember: "minus a minus is a plus" allows us to rewrite the expression as:

#(3 color(red)(-) color(red)(-)1)/(4 color(red)(-) color(red)(-)2) => (3 + 1)/(4 + 2) => 4/6 => 2/3#

Jun 18, 2018

Answer:

#2/3#

Explanation:

#(3--1)/(4--2)#

#rArr (3+1)/(4+2)#

#rArr 4/6#

#rArr 2/3#