## What are fraction of a set?

Lesson Summary All right, let’s take a moment or two to review. The fractional part of a set is a fraction of the set. A fraction, a/b of something, is a portion or part of something. In the fraction a/b, we call a the numerator and b the denominator.

### How do you find 1/2 of a fraction?

For example, if you wish to halve the fraction 5/7, write “* 2” beside the denominator “7.” There is no operation to perform to the numerator. Multiply the denominator by 2 to halve the fraction. Using the same example, 7 * 2 = 14. This means that half of 5/7 is 5/14.

#### What does 1/2 mean in a fraction?

The fraction 1/2 means “one piece of a whole object divided into two equally sized parts.” The denominator indicates that two parts make a whole, and the numerator counts off the fact that the fraction 1/2 contains one of those parts.

**How do you calculate halves?**

Halves are calculated by dividing by 2. For example: One half of 10 = ½ of 10 = 10/2 = 5. One half of 34 = ½ of 34 = 34/2 = 17.

**What is the half of one and half?**

Half of 1 1/2 cups is 3/4 cups.

## What are some fractions that equal 1?

We also know that when you have the same numerator and denominator in a fraction, it always equals 1. For example: So as long as we multiply or divide both the top and the bottom of a fraction by the same number, it’s just the same as multiplying or dividing by 1 and we won’t change the value of the fraction.

### What does one half look like?

One half is the irreducible fraction resulting from dividing one by two (2) or the fraction resulting from dividing any number by its double….

One half | |
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prefixes | hemi- (from Greek) semi-/demi- (from Latin) |

Decimal | 0.5 or 0.499999999999… |

Duodecimal | 0.6 or 0.5BBBBBBBBBBBB… |

Hexadecimal | 0.8 or 0.7FFFFFFFFFFF… |

#### What is half of a half called?

A quarter is half of a half. Compare Lesson 15.

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