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1. x^2 y^2 / x^2 yz
2. (Original post by Custardcream000)
x^2 y^2 / x^2 yz
Is this a fraction you're trying to simplify?
3. (Original post by pineneedles)
Is this a fraction you're trying to simplify?
Yes it is
4. (Original post by Custardcream000)
x^2 y^2 / x^2 yz

5. (Original post by Custardcream000)
Yes it is
x^2y (y) / x^2y (z)
Factorise x^2y in both the numerator and denominator and it's easy to see they cancel : x^2y/x^2y = 1
What are you left with?
6. (Original post by Custardcream000)
x^2 y^2 / x^2 yz
In the same way that a number divided by the same number is equal to one, a letter over the same letter simplifies to one.
7. The "x^2" cancel each other out and then so does one of the "y" on top and that removes the bottom "y" leaving y÷z

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