How do you simplify #(12st)/(4t)#?
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:
Let's rewrite our fraction as
As for the first fraction, it is a simple division between numbers, so we know that
as for the second fraction, its numerator and denominator are the same, so it equals
So, evertything simplifies to