Posted by **Lindsey** on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 10:24pm.

how do i simplify this expression?

9x^2 16x^4y^2

-------- x --------

-4x^3y^4 25xy

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**Steve**, Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 11:12pm
It looks like division, but you say "x" so I will assume multiplication. In that case, multiply the numbers and add exponents of like factors:

9(-4)(16)25) (x^4)(x^3)(x^1) (y^2)(y^4)(y)

14400 x^8 y^7

if you do want to divide, subtract exponents and divide coefficients.

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