Half of 9


Question: What is half of 9?

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

Answer: Half of 9 is 9/2 or 4½ as a fraction and 4.5 as a decimal.

Let us find half of 9.

Explanation:

We can write half of 9 as 1/2 × 9

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 × 9 = (1 × 9) / 2 = 9/2 = 4½ = 4.5

Thus, half of 9 is 9/2 or 4½ as a fraction and 4.5 as a decimal.