Posted by **Nancy** on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 1:10pm.

(5+3/x^2y)/(3+x/x^3y)

Simplify. Leave in factored and reduced form.

Put () around polynomials in numerator and denominator

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**Reiny**, Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 2:12pm
I will read that as

(5 + 3/(x^2 y) ÷ ((3+x)/(x^3 y)

= (5x^2y + 3/(x^2y) (x^3y)/(3+x)

=x(5x^2y + 3)/(3+x)

( I did not take it as (5+3) , or else they would have simplified to 8,

I did not take it as 3 + x/x^3y, or else they would have canceled that x)

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