which fraction is half way between 1/3 and 5/6?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    SEVERAL ways to solve:

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    write both fractions with the same denominator 6

    1/3 = 2/6

    find the fraction half way between

    2/6 and 5/6

    the answer would be 3.5/6 which can be re written as 7/12

    7/12 ANSWER

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    We could have chosen 12 as the denominator

    1/3 = 4/12

    5/6 = 10/12

    what is halfway between 4/12 and 10/12

    7/12 ANSWER

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    we could have calculated the value of their sum and divided by 2

    Average = (1/3 + 5/6 )/2

    = (2/6 + 5/6)/2

    = (7/6)/2

    = 7/12 ANSWER

  • 1 decade ago

    convert the fraction 1/3 the base 6 by multiplying 2 to the nominator and denominator.

    2/6

    Add 2/6 and 5/6 then divide them by 2

    hence (2/6 + 5/6)/2 = 7/12 is the fraction half way between 1/3 and 5/6

  • 1 decade ago

    Start by making the denominators the same

    1/3 = 4/12

    5/6 = 10/12

    10/12 - 4/12 = 6/12

    one half of 6/12 is 3/12

    4/12 + 3/12 = 10/12 - 3/12

    7/12 = 7/12

    So if I move up from 4/12 a distance of 3/12 I will be at 7/12.

    And if I move down from 10/12 a distance of 3/12 I will be at 7/12.

    So half way between 1/3 and 5/6 is 7/12.

    or you can take [4/12 + 10/12] / 2 = 7/12

  • jl
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    got to start with a common playing field so use a common denominator:

    1/3 = 2/6

    now restate the question, what is halfway between 2/6 and

    5/6?

    well what is halfway between 2 and 5? that would be

    5-2 =3 and cut that in half, 1.5, so it would be 1.5 units up from 2 or 3.5. so that would be 3.5/6 but noone in their right mind write a fraction like that you must get rid of the decimal. .5 is 1/2 als known as half, so you can multiply by 2/2 (that's just multiplying by 1, again no change,) and you get

    7/12 (3.5*2/6*2)

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  • 1 decade ago

    3/6

  • 1 decade ago

    Find their average!

    [1/3 + 5/6]/2 = 7/12

  • 1 decade ago

    I would say 3/6 which is really 1/2

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    (1/3)+(5/6)

    _________ =7/12

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    7/12

  • 1 decade ago

    1/3 =2/6

    so between 2/6 and 5/6 is 3.5/6

    or 7/12

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