Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

$\dfrac{14-2\cdot3}{12-8}=2$
$\dfrac{14-2\cdot3}{12-8}$ First, evaluate the product in the numerator and follow that by evaluating the substraction that will remain there. Then, evaluate the substraction in the denominator and finish by doing the division: $\dfrac{14-2\cdot3}{12-8}=\dfrac{14-6}{12-8}=\dfrac{8}{4}=2$