# SOLUTION: Simplify -12x 2nd power y - 9x 5 powery 2 power - 15 xy4 power/-3xy

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 Question 117722: Simplify -12x 2nd power y - 9x 5 powery 2 power - 15 xy4 power/-3xyAnswer by jim_thompson5910(28549)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! Start with the given expression Break up the fraction Divide the variables. Remember when you divide monomials, you subtract their corresponding exponents. Simplify. Remember to reduce the coefficients. Remove the exponents of 1 since . Remove the terms with the exponents of 0 since . ------------------------------- Answer: So simplifies to