# How do you multiply (x + ½) (x + ½)?

Aug 30, 2015

#### Answer:

${x}^{2} + x + \frac{1}{4}$

#### Explanation:

${\left(x + a\right)}^{2} = {x}^{2} + 2 a x + {a}^{2}$

Substituting $\left(\frac{1}{2}\right)$ for $a$ gives the result in the "Answer"