# How do you simplify (36x^2)/(42x^2)?

Sep 22, 2015

$\frac{6}{7}$

#### Explanation:

You have $\frac{36 {x}^{2}}{42 {x}^{2}}$

$= \frac{36}{42} \cdot \frac{\cancel{{x}^{2}}}{\cancel{{x}^{2}}}$

$= \frac{\cancel{6} \cdot 6}{\cancel{6} \cdot 7}$

$= \frac{6}{7}$