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# How to simplify the following x^8/2y*5y^2/x^3?

How to simplify the following x^8/2y*5y^2/x^3?

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Alex V. | College doesn't make you smart. College teaches you to be resourceful.College doesn't make you smart. College ...
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Since multiplying and dividng are equal in order...from left to right:

[x/ (2y)]*[(5y2)] / [x3]

= (x5 5y)/2

William S. | Experienced scientist, mathematician and instructor - WilliamExperienced scientist, mathematician and...
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I am interpreting this equation as:

(x8/2y)*(5y2)/(x3) = [(5x5y)/2]
Vivian L. | Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook, essay composition, math; I LOVE TO TEACHMicrosoft Word/Excel/Outlook, essay comp...
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Hi Gr;
x8/2y*5y2/x3
This can also be represented as...
(x8/2y)(5y2/x3)
Let's consider x8/x.  8-3=5  This is now x5
(x5/2y)(5y2)
Let's consider (1/y)(y2).  y is y.  Therefore 2-1=1  This is now y.
(x5/2)(5y)
(5x5y)/2
or
(2.5)(x5y)