How do you simplify ##(16 times r ^3 times t ^2) /(- 4 times r times t)##?

##-4r^2t##

Using the ##color(blue)”law of exponents”##

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##rArr(16r^3t^2)/(-4rt)##

##=16/(-4)xxr^3/r^1xxt^2/t^1##

##=-4xxr^(3-1)xxt^(2-1)=-4r^2t##