# How do you simplify (5-2m)/(6m-15)?

Aug 21, 2015

The answer is $- \frac{1}{3}$ .

#### Explanation:

$\frac{5 - 2 m}{6 m - 15}$

Factor out $3$ from the denominator.

(5-2m)/(3(2m-5)

-(-5+2m)/(3(2m-5)

Rearrange the numerator.

-(2m-5)/(3(2m-5)

Cancel $2 m - 5$ from the numerator and denominator.

-(cancel(2m-5))/(3(cancel(2m-5))$=$

$- \frac{1}{3}$