What is half of #1 1/2# cups?

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Mar 9, 2016

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#3/4# cup

Explanation:

#1 1/2# can be written as an improper fraction #3/2#

#1/2# of anything means #1/2 xx # anything

So
#1/2# of #1 1/2#
#color(white)("XXX")=1/2xx3/2#

#color(white)("XXX")=(1xx3)/(2xx2)#

#color(white)("XXX")=3/4#
or 0.75

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Oct 19, 2016

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#3/4# cup

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to answer this question you first change #1 1/2# into a improper fraction.
#3/2#
then multiply it by #1/2#

#3/2xx 1/2=3/4#

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Aug 18, 2016

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#1/2 + 1/4 = 2/4 +1/4 = 3/4#

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We can work this out with a bit of thinking and without having to use the fraction operations which students find difficult.

Half of #1 1/2# cups can be thought of as:
half of one cup and half of half a cup.

Half of 1 is #1/2#

Half of #1/2 is 1/4#

Now we have #1/2 + 1/4 = 2/4 +1/4 = 3/4#

This can be nicely shown by using the measuring cups of different sizes used in baking.

Nice introduction to fractions from a practical point of view.

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