answersLogoWhite

0


Best Answer

1 third.

This answer is incorrect. When you use the words "divided by", that means you use the regular process of dividing by a fraction. To do this, you take the reciprocal of the fraction (1/2 here) and then multiply. The actual problem here is 2/3 TIMES 2/1. The answer is 4/3.

If you want to find half of some number, you multiply by half, not divide. The wording should be "divide into half" not "divide by half."

These two are completely different. This is a frightfully common misunderstanding and leads to great confusion.

Another example: 8 divided into half is 4

` but

8 divided by half is 16. (8 times the reciprocal of 1/2)

Just for background:

I teach high school algebra; my husband has a BSc and a MSc in both Mathematics and Math Education.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2008-07-22 05:01:40
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

Algebra

20 cards

A polynomial of degree zero is a constant term

The grouping method of factoring can still be used when only some of the terms share a common factor A True B False

The sum or difference of p and q is the of the x-term in the trinomial

A number a power of a variable or a product of the two is a monomial while a polynomial is the of monomials

โžก๏ธ
See all cards
3.8
โ˜†โ˜…โ˜†โ˜…โ˜†โ˜…โ˜†โ˜…โ˜†โ˜…
2032 Reviews
More answers
User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2014-08-28 16:39:41

One half divided by two thirds is equal to three quarters. This can be calculated by multiplying one half by three halves, as the denominator is a fraction and needs to be inversed and multiplied.

This answer is:
User Avatar

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2009-04-24 02:11:37

2/3 divided by 1/3 = 2/3 x 3/1 = 6/3 = 2 Also, you have two thirds, and one third. You have twice as many thirds in the two thirds than in the one third.

This answer is:
User Avatar

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2014-09-23 03:12:02

The answer to one twelfth divided by two thirds is 1/72.

This answer is:
User Avatar

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2009-09-22 02:15:00

1/5 divided by 2/3 = 1/5 * 3/2 = 3/10.

This answer is:
User Avatar

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2013-07-26 03:38:02

2/3 ÷ 1/4 = 22/3

This answer is:
User Avatar

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2014-09-24 03:51:33

1/12

This answer is:
User Avatar

User Avatar

Anonymous

Lvl 1
โˆ™ 2020-09-02 20:08:14

9

This answer is:
User Avatar

User Avatar

Anonymous

Lvl 1
โˆ™ 2020-10-12 16:24:14

`527341

This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Two thirds divided by one third?
Write your answer...
Submit
Still have questions?
magnify glass
imp
People also asked