# How do you simplify #(5/(4x^2)) / (8/x^3)#?

##### 2 Answers

Sep 3, 2016

#### Explanation:

Multiply the "lowest common multiple" to both the numerator and the denominator.

A nice common multiple of

So trying to multiply out

#frac{frac{5}{4x^2} * (4x^3)}{frac{8}{x^3} * (4x^3)} = frac{5x}{32}#

Sep 3, 2016

#### Explanation:

When you have a fraction over a fraction, you can make use of the following as the first step in simplifying.

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