## Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

(-11)-($\frac{20}{-5}$)=-11
The quotient of 20 and -5 can be written as $\frac{20}{-5}$. Since it is the difference between -11 and that fraction, we have to add (-11)- before the fraction. (-11)-($\frac{20}{-5}$)=(-11)-(-4)=-11+4=-7