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

$\frac{49}{144}$
${\left(\frac{7}{12}\right)}^{2} = \frac{7}{12} \times \frac{7}{12}$
$= \frac{7 \times 7}{12 \times 12} = {7}^{2} / {12}^{2} = \frac{49}{144}$