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

$- {\left(\frac{3}{2}\right)}^{2} = \textcolor{g r e e n}{- \left(\frac{9}{4}\right)}$ or $\textcolor{g r e e n}{- 2 \frac{1}{4}}$
$- {\left(\frac{3}{2}\right)}^{2} = - \frac{{3}^{2}}{{2}^{2}} = - \frac{9}{4}$
Note that $- {\left(\frac{3}{2}\right)}^{2} \ne {\left(- \frac{3}{2}\right)}^{2}$