# Math Help - Simplifying quotients?

1. ## Simplifying quotients?

I just want to know if i did this right....

(5t^3)/(15t^5) = (5t x 3t^2)/(5t^3 x 3t^2) = 5t/5t^3 = t/t^3

2. Originally Posted by Dunit0001
I just want to know if i did this right....

(5t^3)/(15t^5) = (5t x 3t^2)/(5t^3 x 3t^2) = 5t/5t^3 = t/t^3
It's not okay, and your answer should be simplified. (You added an extra factor of 3 in your numerator.) You could have found a better set of factors:
$\frac{5t^3}{15t^5} = \frac{5t^3}{5t^3 \cdot 3t^2} = \frac{1}{3t^2}$

-Dan

3. I knew I should have used that....

stupid me....thanks!

4. Originally Posted by Dunit0001
I knew I should have used that....

stupid me....thanks!
We all have days like that. No worries.

-Dan