# Math Help - Dividing real numbers

1. ## Dividing real numbers

4 - (-3) + 1
2 - 2 divide (-2) sorry I don't know how to make the division symbol

2. Originally Posted by Patience
4 - (-3) + 1
2 - 2 divide (-2) sorry I don't know how to make the division symbol
I'm going to assume this is
$\frac{4 - (-3) + 1}{2 - \frac{2}{-2}}$
because my only other guess is mathematically impossible.

$\frac{4 - (-3) + 1}{2 - \frac{2}{-2}}$

$= \frac{4 - (-3) + 1}{2 - (-1)}$

$= \frac{4 + 3 + 1}{2 + 1}$

$= \frac{8}{3}$

-Dan