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

Jun 18, 2018

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

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

$\frac{3 \textcolor{red}{-} \textcolor{red}{-} 1}{4 \textcolor{red}{-} \textcolor{red}{-} 2} \implies \frac{3 + 1}{4 + 2} \implies \frac{4}{6} \implies \frac{2}{3}$

Jun 18, 2018

$\frac{2}{3}$

#### Explanation:

$\frac{3 - - 1}{4 - - 2}$

$\Rightarrow \frac{3 + 1}{4 + 2}$

$\Rightarrow \frac{4}{6}$

$\Rightarrow \frac{2}{3}$