# How do you solve 280\div 0.5?

Apr 19, 2018

$560$

#### Explanation:

You may find it helpful to think of $0.5$ as a fraction of $\frac{1}{2}$ instead.

To divide:
$280 \div 0.5$
$= 280 \div \frac{1}{2}$
$= 280 \cdot 2$
$= 560$

Remeber that when you divide a number by a fraction, it is the same thing as multiplying the number by the inverse of the fraction. Also, keep in mind that when you divide a number by a fraction, the resulting value is bigger.

Hope this helps.