#### Answer

$8\frac{3}{4}$

#### Work Step by Step

$3^{2}-(\frac{1}{2})^{2}$
$=9-\frac{1}{4}$
$=\frac{36}{4}-\frac{1}{4}$
$=\frac{35}{4}$
$=8\frac{3}{4}$

Published by
Pearson

ISBN 10:
0321955048

ISBN 13:
978-0-32195-504-3

$8\frac{3}{4}$

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