# How do you simplify -\frac{1}{4}(-3)+\frac{5}{4}?

Mar 26, 2018

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#### Explanation:

First, expand the bracket, the negative signs cancel (multiplying two negatives results in a positive)
$- \frac{1}{4} \left(- 3\right) = - \frac{1}{4} \cdot - 3$
$\implies \frac{1}{4} \cdot 3 = \frac{3}{4}$

Then simply add the numerators, since the denominators are the same:
$\frac{3}{4} + \frac{5}{4} = \frac{8}{4}$

By dividing the top and bottom by 4, this simplifies to $2$