## Elementary Algebra

When we are simplifying a fraction, we simplify the numbers in the numerator and the denominator before dividing. Because multiplication is before addition in order of operations, we first multiply and then we add. $-70+(-54) \div -4 \\\\ -124 \div -4$ In this problem, we are dividing two negative numbers. Remember, when we divide two negative numbers, the negatives cancel out, meaning that our answer will be positive. Thus, we find: $-124 \div -4=31$