How do you find the value of #1/2(34)#?

1 Answer
Jan 15, 2017

Answer:

It's #17#.

Explanation:

When multiplying numbers with fractions, we multiply the number with the fraction's numerator, leaving the denominator intact. So,

#1/2 * 34 = 34/2 = 17#.

That happens because any number #n# is equal to #n/1#, so when you multiply the two resulting fractions,

#1/2 * 34/1 = (1 * 34)/(2*1) = 34/2 = 17#.