# How do you simplify #(-5x^3y^2)/(20x^4y^2)#?

##### 1 Answer

Aug 31, 2016

#### Explanation:

The numerator and denominator both consist of only one term.

We can simplify in the following way:

Simplify: the signs. ("How many negative signs are there?)

Simplify the numbers as for normal fractions

Simplify the variables - subtract indices of like bases.

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