# How do you simplify #(-16r^2)/(20r^3)#?

##### 1 Answer

May 2, 2015

Use the fact that the nominator and the denominator are a product of a number and a variable to break up the fraction into two distinct ones

You can simplify this by dividing the nominator and the denominator of the first fraction by **4**, the greatest common divisor of **-16** and **20**, to get

Since

If you want, you can divide -4 and 5 to get