# What is half of 5/8?

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

## Answer: Half of 5/8 is 5/16.

Let us find half of 5/8.

**Explanation:**

We can write half of 5/8 as (1/2) × (5/8).

To multiply fractions, follow the given steps:

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

Now,

(1/2) × (5/8) = (1 × 5) / (2 × 8) = 5/16