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

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*anything* means *anything*

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or 0.75

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to answer this question you first change

then multiply it by

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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

half of one cup and half of half a cup.

Half of 1 is

Half of

Now we have

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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