# How do you simplify #\frac { 2b a ^ { 4} \cdot ( - 2a b ^ { 4} ) ^ { 2} } { - 2a ^ { 2} }#?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 23, 2017

#### Explanation:

First, we square the factor in brackets.

A]

Now we multiply the factors in the numerator.

B]

The equation now looks like:

We now expand the terms in the numerator and denominator and cancel the common ones.