How do you simplify #(12mn)/( 12m^3n^5)# using only positive exponents?
Subtract the exponents in the denominator from the exponents in the numerator.
Before we do anything, we can divide 12 by 12 and get rid of those numbers. We now have
Next, we can use the rule that says
We can now combine the two fractions together to get our answer, which is