10 divided by 1/2

Understand the Problem

The question is asking to calculate the result of dividing 10 by 1/2, which is a mathematical operation involving fractions.

Answer

20
Answer for screen readers

The final answer is 20

Steps to Solve

1. Convert division by a fraction to multiplication

Dividing by a fraction is the same as multiplying by its reciprocal. The reciprocal of ( \frac{1}{2} ) is ( 2 ). So, we convert the operation to multiplication:

$$10 \div \frac{1}{2} = 10 \times 2$$

1. Perform the multiplication

Multiply ( 10 ) by ( 2 ):

$$10 \times 2 = 20$$

The final answer is 20

More Information

Division by a fraction may seem tricky, but converting it to a multiplication simplifies it. This type of problem is a great example of how understanding reciprocal relationships in math can help solve problems quickly.

Tips

A common mistake is to divide the numbers directly instead of converting the division by a fraction into multiplication by the reciprocal. Always remember to find the reciprocal of the fraction first.

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