4x^4*5x^3y/8x^6 =5xy/2Can someone show me the steps as to how the answer was derived? I got the answer from the back of my book on algebra.

Thanks chaps.

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- Oct 14th 2012, 11:46 PMMathClownStuck on Simplification of Expression
4x^4*5x^3y/8x^6 =

**5xy/2**Can someone show me the steps as to how the answer was derived? I got the answer from the back of my book on algebra.

Thanks chaps. - Oct 15th 2012, 12:06 AMMarkFLRe: Stuck on Simplification of Expression
$\displaystyle \frac{4x^4\cdot5x^3}{8x^6}=\frac{4\cdot5\cdot x^{4+3}}{8x^6}=\frac{4\cdot5\cdot x^{6+1}}{8x^6}=\frac{4x^6\cdot5x}{4x^6\cdot2}= \frac{5x}{2}$

- Oct 15th 2012, 02:10 AMMathClownRe: Stuck on Simplification of Expression