## Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

$1\frac{1}{4}$
First, we must substitute x into the expression: $(\frac{1}{2})^{2}+2(\frac{1}{2})$ Then, we solve by following order of operations, first multiplying and then adding: $(\frac{1}{2})(\frac{1}{2})+\frac{2}{2}$ Multiplying the fractions $\frac{1}{4}+\frac{2}{2}$ Canceling out the fraction $\frac{1}{4}+1$ Adding the numbers together $1\frac{1}{4}$