## Elementary Algebra

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. $5(-6)-3(4) \div -6 \\\\ -42 \div -6=7$