# How do you simplify (-2x^2y)/(18xy)?

$= \frac{- 2 \cdot x \cdot x \cdot y}{2 \cdot 9 \cdot x \cdot y}$
$= \frac{- \cancel{2} \cdot x \cdot \cancel{x} \cdot \cancel{y}}{\cancel{2} \cdot 9 \cdot \cancel{x} \cdot \cancel{y}} = - \frac{x}{9}$