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

1 Answer
Mar 26, 2018

Answer:

2

Explanation:

First, expand the bracket, the negative signs cancel (multiplying two negatives results in a positive)
#-1/4(-3) = -1/4*-3#
# =>1/4*3= 3/4 #

Then simply add the numerators, since the denominators are the same:
#3/4+5/4=8/4#

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