Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 1 - Some Basic Concepts of Arithmetic and Algebra - 1.4 - Integers: Multiplication and Division - Problem Set 1.4 - Page 26: 67



Work Step by Step

We first follow the instructions to plug in -6 for x and 4 for y. When we are simplifying a fraction, we simplify the numbers in the numerator and the denominator before dividing. Because multiplication is before subtraction and addition in order of operations, we first multiply, and then we add and subtract. $ 5(-6)-3(4) \div -6 \\\\ -42 \div -6=7$
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