In order to compare two fractions, you have to convert them so that they have the same denominator, which is to say, they are the same kind of fraction, whether that is thirds, quarters, fifths, etc. Let's say that I want to compare 2/9 with 1/5. I can make them both into 45ths. Multiply the 2/9 by 5/5 and you get 10/45. Multiply the 1/5 by 9/9 and you get 9/45. Now you can compare, because 10/45 is obvious 1/45 larger than 9/45. In the example given, since both fractions are less than a half, the larger one is closer to a half. If I had two fractions that were both larger than a half, then the smaller one is closer to a half. What if I have a fraction that is larger than a half and another fraction that is smaller than a half, and I want to know which is closer to a half? I would have to convert all 3 fractions (half is also a fraction) so that they have common denominators, then I can easily subtract a candidate fraction from a half, or subtract a half from it, and see which gives the biggest difference.
Put them in the freezer and wait until frost forms on one of them. That will be the one closest to 0º C.
One quarter (1/4) is the fraction that is half of one half (1/2 x 1/2 = 1/4).
The fraction that represents one half of one fourth is one eighth.
1 over 2 is a half as a fraction
13/15 is closest to one whole rather than one half.
half of one half is one fourth or 1/4.
One half is a whole of one half. 1:1.
Presumably you're looking at a list to choose from. Choose the one where the numerator is closest to half of the denominator, like 4/9, or 5/11.
Yes, five and one half (5 1/2) is a fraction.
1.I know three examples of fraction. 2. I am really good at fraction. 3. One-half is an example of fraction.
fraction for one and one half = 1 1/2
One half percent as a fraction is 1/200
One half as a fraction is 1/2 and is equivalent to 5/10 or 0.5 as a decimal
1/2 = Half in fraction terms. -Liam
One-half is an example of a fraction.
One can define an infinite number of fractions to successively approximate pi, and get closer and closer to pi's value. There is no closest fraction to pi. No matter how close the fraction is to pi you can always find one that is closer
improper fraction f0r three wholes and one half = 7/2
-- Before I can name one that's closer, you have to give me a fraction, so I know what fraction mine has to be closer than. -- There's no such thing as "closest", unless you're looking at a list of permitted choices that you're not sharing.
One fraction half (as in the question) looks like 0.50 or 1/2 (one over two).