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

The expression is evaluated to $2$.
We first simplify the fraction: First, simplify the numerator: $$\frac{10 + 6}{3^{2} - (4 - 3)}$$ Evaluate exponents in the denominator: $$\frac{10 + 6}{9 - (4 - 3)}$$ Do the addition and subtraction in both the numerator and denominator: $$\frac{16}{9 - 1}$$ $$\frac{16}{8}$$ We can now simplify the fraction: The expression is evaluated to $2$.