# How do you simplify #\frac { 5( 1- 4) } { 1- 8}#?

##### 2 Answers

Oct 17, 2017

The answer is

#### Explanation:

Simplify within parentheses.

Simplify the denominator.

Simplify the numerator.

Cancel divide the fraction by

The answer is

Oct 17, 2017

Simplification.

#### Explanation:

You can subtract

Then you can subtract

Then multiply

since both the numerator and the denominator have a negative sign, we can cancel it out

There's your fractional answer. if you need a decimal answer just do some long division, and your answer should be