in order to get half of 2/3 do I divide by 2 or 1/2? in general when I want to find the half of something do I divide by 2 or 1/2? Why? (I am getting confused) 10/17/2013 | Allison from San Diego, CA | 3 Answers | 0 Votes Mark favorite Subscribe Comment
The key word is "of" which should tell you to multiply so half of 2/3 is (1/2) * (2/3) = 2/6 = 1/3 essentially you're right when you say you're dividing by 2 because you're multiplying by 1/2 10/17/2013 | Alex V. Comment
What is Half of 2/3? "of" means "times" 1/2 x 2/3 = 2/6 = 1/3 1 2 2 1 -- X -- = -- = -- 2 3 6 3 Try another example: What is half of 2/5? Remember, "of" means "times" 1/2 x 2/5 = 2/10 = 1/5 11/20/2013 | Mary R. Comment
1/2 of 2/3 is 1/3. This is because you are supposed to multiply the fractions together. "Of" is a code word for multiplication. 10/17/2013 | Muhammad C. Comment