How does multiplying these end with an answer of 1. Do you make 2 in to 2 over 1.
1/2*1/2*1/2*2*2*2 equal 1. So lets work the problem from let to right. 1/2*1/2 = 1/4 *1/2 = 1/8 *2= 2/8 or 1/4*2 = 2/4 or 1/2*2 = 2/2 or 1. So just following the typical operations of mathematics from left to right you can see that by multiplying all the numbers equals 1. You could use the commutative property and group the numbers together to see that you are really multiplying 1*1*1, however both ways in this case provide the same answer.