# What is 50% of 2^16? How do you solve this?

50% of ${2}^{16}$ is ${2}^{15}$.
50% of something is exactly half of it. To find half of a quantity, simply divide it by two.
50% of ${2}^{16} = {2}^{16} \div 2 = {2}^{16 - 1} = {2}^{15}$
So, 50% of ${2}^{16}$ is ${2}^{15}$.