## Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

Using order of operations, solve the numerator and denominator separately; multiply first, then subtract, then simplify the fraction. $\frac{-3 - 2(-9)}{-15 - 3(-4)}$ = $\frac{-3 + 18}{-15 + 12}$ = $\frac{15}{-3}$ = -5