# How do you simplify (10x^4y^2) ÷ (5xy)?

Jun 17, 2016

$2 {x}^{3} y$

#### Explanation:

It is easier to write a division as a fraction.

$\frac{10 {x}^{4} {y}^{2}}{5 x y}$

Divide the numbers and subtract the indices of like bases.

$2 {x}^{3} y$