Doubling a Measuring Fraction
Halving a Measuring Fraction
To find half of these fractions, multiply the denominator by 2.
Halving Mixed Numbers
(1) Mixed Numbers with an Even Whole Number
In this case, divide the whole number by 2: 32/2 = 16
Half of 32 7/8 is 16 7/16
(2) Mixed Numbers with an Odd Whole Number
Divide the whole number by 2: 11/2 = 5.5 (drop the decimal to make the whole number 5).
Your final answer is 5 11/16
Each 0.01' is roughly equal to 1/8". There are ninety-six 1/8" in a foot and one hundred 0.01' in a foot.The degree to which these tricks are effective depends on the degree of accuracy you need in your measurement.
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