Half of 5


Question: 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 through the following steps:

  1. Multiply the numerators.
  2. Multiply the denominators.
  3. Reduce the resultant fraction to its lowest terms.

Now,

(1/2) × 5 = (1 × 5) / 2 = 5/2

Thus, half of 5 is 5/2 as a fraction and 2.5 as a decimal.