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

Using order of operations, first solve numerator and denominator separately, then simplify the fraction. $\frac{(-4)^{2} - 16}{4 - 12} = \frac{16 - 16}{4 - 12} = \frac{0}{4 - 12} = \frac{0}{-8} = 0$