# How do you simplify ( - 3/2)^2?

$\frac{9}{4}$
${\left(- \frac{3}{2}\right)}^{2}$ $=$ ${\left(- 1\right)}^{2} \left({3}^{2} / {2}^{2}\right)$ $=$ $1 \times \frac{9}{4}$ $=$ $\frac{9}{4}$