What is the difference between 2 3/4 and 2 (3/4) ?
Note: These are fractions.
The difference is that the first one is a mixed fraction and the second one is not. The brackets in the second one imply a multiplication with the 2 for them to be laid off.
2(3/4) is 2 times 3/4, which would be 6/4 or 3/2.
The first one is addition.....that's why we say 2 AND 3/4ths. The second one is mult.