# SOLUTION: Hello! I have a hard time with fractions. Here is my problem, and I wish to know if I worked it out correctly. (3/4x + 1/2)^2 = (3/4x + 1/2) (3/4x + 1/2) = 3/4x * 3/4x = 9

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 Question 466627: Hello! I have a hard time with fractions. Here is my problem, and I wish to know if I worked it out correctly. (3/4x + 1/2)^2 = (3/4x + 1/2) (3/4x + 1/2) = 3/4x * 3/4x = 9/16x^2 --> 3/4x * 1/2 (((2/4 * 3/4x)) = 6/16x = 1/2 * 1/2 = 1/4 = 9/16x^2 + 6/16x + 6/16x + 1/4 = 9/16x^2 + 12/16x + 1/4 I want to know if I worked this problem out correctly. Found 2 solutions by rfer, Alan3354:Answer by rfer(12647)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!9/16^2+3/4x+1/4 Answer by Alan3354(30983)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!It's correct, but you can reduce the middle term. = -------------- I suggest you use parentheses to clarify that 3/4x means (3/4)x and not 3/(4x) = or =