# Question #035b4

Sep 19, 2016

$\frac{1}{4}$ cup

#### Explanation:

There are two ways to express something divided by 2.

We can use division :

$\frac{1}{2} \div 2 \text{ is the same as } \frac{1}{2} \div \frac{2}{1}$

Use the method of dividing by a fraction $\rightarrow \text{ x by the reciprocal}$

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

=$\frac{1}{4}$

We can use multiplication.

"A half of something is written as $\frac{1}{2} \times \ldots$

"A half of a half" is $\frac{1}{2} \times \frac{1}{2}$

=$\frac{1}{4}$