Algebraic division question

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fran1942
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Hello, I can't understand where the '2' came from in this equation.

5x^2y / 10xy^3
=
x/2y^2

I can see how the other values were calculated but the '2' before the y^2 is puzzling me.
Thanks for any clarification.
 

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ArcanaNoir
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5/10=1/2
 
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bubokribuck
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[itex]5x^2y[/itex] and [itex]10xy^3[/itex] both have a common factor [itex]5xy[/itex]. Try factorising now.
 

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