# Question #dfb80

Sep 19, 2016

$\frac{1}{2}$

#### Explanation:

"Half of one" can be written as a calculation as:

$1 \div 2 \text{ } \leftarrow$ can also be written as $\frac{1}{2}$

Using the method of fraction division.

$1 \div 2$

=$\frac{1}{1} \times \frac{1}{2} = \frac{1}{2}$

Using decimals:

$1 \div 2 = 0.5 = \frac{5}{10} = \frac{1}{2}$

Sep 20, 2016

$\frac{1}{2}$

#### Explanation:

Compare to 5 of 10 $\to 5 \times 10$

So 'of' is the equivalent of multiplication.

Thus half of 1 is $\frac{1}{2} \times 1$

Now consider the example: $2 \times 3 \text{ is the same as } 3 \times 2$

So half of 1 $\to \frac{1}{2} \times 1 \text{ is the same as 1 of half } \to 1 \times \frac{1}{2}$

$\textcolor{g r e e n}{\text{So half of 1 is: } \frac{1}{2}}$