# How do you simplify  (7/12)^2?

Jan 13, 2016

$\frac{49}{144}$

#### Explanation:

${\left(\frac{7}{12}\right)}^{2} = \frac{7}{12} \times \frac{7}{12}$

To multiply fractions, multiply the numerators together and the denominators together.

$= \frac{7 \times 7}{12 \times 12} = {7}^{2} / {12}^{2} = \frac{49}{144}$