1/2 multiplied by 2
Understand the Problem
The question is asking us to perform a simple arithmetic operation, multiplying 1/2 by 2.
Answer
1
Answer for screen readers
The final answer is 1
Steps to Solve
- Convert to Fractions
First, ensure both numbers are in fraction form. The number \frac{1}{2} is already a fraction, and the number 2 can be written as \frac{2}{1}.
- Multiply the Numerators and Denominators
To multiply two fractions, multiply the numerators together and the denominators together:
$$ \frac{1}{2} \times \frac{2}{1} = \frac{1 \times 2}{2 \times 1} = \frac{2}{2} $$
- Simplify the Fraction
Simplify the resulting fraction if possible. In this case:
$$ \frac{2}{2} = 1 $$
The final answer is 1
More Information
Multiplying a fraction by its denominator gives 1.
Tips
A common mistake is not simplifying the final fraction. Always check if the resulting fraction can be simplified.