# what is half of 2 1/2 cups?

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• Anonymous
3 years ago

5/2=1.25

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• 1 1/4 cups.

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• half of two is 1 and half of 1/2 is 1/4

11/4

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• simple

=2 1/2

=5/2

half of it

=5/2/2

=5/4

1 1/4

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• Half of 2 1/2 is 1 1/4.(Half of 2 is 1; Half of 1/2 is 1/4)

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• 2 1/2 cups is actually shortcut for (2 + 1/2)

So 1/2 (2 + 1/2)

This is like a(b+c) = ab + ac

1/2 (2 + 1/2) = 1/2 * 2 + 1/2 * 1/2

= 1 + 1/4

Or we write this as 1 1/4

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• (2 x 2 + 1)/2 = 5/4

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• Multiplication of fractions.

2 1/2 X 1/2 =>

5/2 x 1/2 =>

5/4 =>

• M.
Lv 7
3 years agoReport

Division of fractions

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• Anonymous
3 years ago

Wow, so they don't teach even basic arithmetic anymore.

What is half of 2. 1, right.

What is half of 1/2. 1/4, right.

So half of 2 1/2 is 1 1/4.

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• 1¼ cups

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