# How do you simplify #(4x^-1)/(12x^2)#?

##### 1 Answer

May 21, 2018

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

We have the following:

We can handle these expressions separately. The purple terms just simplify to

And we can rewrite the blue expressions as follows:

We have the same base on the top and bottom, so we can subtract the exponents. Thus, we have

Putting it all together, we get

as our final answer.

Hope this helps!