Apply the distributive property.

Apply the distributive property.

Apply the distributive property.

Simplify each term.

Multiply by .

Combine and .

Move to the left of .

Combine and .

Multiply .

Multiply and .

Multiply by .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Subtract from .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factors.

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Simplify (x-1/4)(x+3/4)