How do you simplify the expression #(5ab^2 * 12ab)/(6ab)#?
We start with:
Let's multiply like-terms in the numerator first:
Now we'll divide like-terms:
You must follow the rules, which include multiplying exponents as you would add, and dividing as you would subtract. Your final answer should be
You can do this 2 different ways, by multiplying across the top first or by dividing.
By multiplying first:
Now divide 60 by 6,