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

Jan 15, 2017

It's $17$.

#### Explanation:

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

$\frac{1}{2} \cdot 34 = \frac{34}{2} = 17$.

That happens because any number $n$ is equal to $\frac{n}{1}$, so when you multiply the two resulting fractions,

$\frac{1}{2} \cdot \frac{34}{1} = \frac{1 \cdot 34}{2 \cdot 1} = \frac{34}{2} = 17$.