Algebra 2

how do i simplify this expression?
9x^2 16x^4y^2
-------- x --------
-4x^3y^4 25xy

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asked by Lindsey
  1. 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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