# Rodrigo's fish bowl holds 7/8 gallon of water. It is 1/2 full now. How much water is in it?

Dec 20, 2016

$g = \frac{7}{16}$

#### Explanation:

We can rewrite this problem as:

What is $\frac{1}{2}$ of $\frac{7}{8}$ gallons of water?

When dealing with fractions the word "of" means "times" or "to multiply".

We can also let the answer we are looking for be $g$.

So, in mathematical terms we can rewrite this as:

$g = \frac{1}{2} \times \frac{7}{8}$

$g = \frac{1 \times 7}{2 \times 8}$

$g = \frac{7}{16}$