# What is half of 5?

The multiplication of fractions starts with the multiplication of the given numerators, followed by the multiplication of the denominators.

## Answer: Half of 5 is 5/2 as a fraction and 2.5 as a decimal.

Let us find half of 5.

**Explanation:**

We can write half of 5 as (1/2) × 5.

To multiply fractions, follow the given steps:

- Multiply the numerators.
- Multiply the denominators.
- Reduce the resultant fraction to its lowest terms.

Now,

(1/2) × 5 = (1 × 5) / 2 = 5/2