# A farmer gives each of his horses 1/2 of a salt lick a month. If he has 2 horses, how many salt licks does he use a month?

Apr 26, 2016

Since $1$ horse gets $\frac{1}{2}$ salt lick in one month, it follows that
$2$ horses will get
$2 \times \frac{1}{2} = \text{1 salt lick} \to$ in one month
$2 \times \text{1 horse" = 2 xx 1/2 "salt lick" = "1 salt lick}$