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what is half of 2/3?

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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
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