## Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

$\frac{-12}{-4}=3$
$\frac{-12}{-4}$ can be reduced to 3. Since, both the numerator and the denominator are both negative, the resulting quotient of 3 will be positive. Therefore, $\frac{-12}{-4}=3$, so $\frac{-12}{-4}$ and 3 are equal to each other.