How do you simplify #(12st)/(4t)#?

1 Answer
May 16, 2018

Answer:

#3s#

Explanation:

You can simplify both the numeric and literal part. Remember that a fraction whose numerator and denominator consist only of multiplication can be arranged as you want. So for example, the following writings are equivalent:

#\frac{abcd}{efg} = \frac{ab}{e}\frac{cd}{fg} = \frac{a}{c}\frac{b}{f} \frac{cd}{g}=...#

Let's rewrite our fraction as

#\frac{12}{4} \frac{t}{t} s#

As for the first fraction, it is a simple division between numbers, so we know that #12 \div 4 = 3#

as for the second fraction, its numerator and denominator are the same, so it equals #1#.

So, evertything simplifies to #3s#