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30 divided by a half

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An old "trick" question......

30 / (1/2) = (30/1) / (1/2) =

(30/1) * (2/1) = 60/1 = 60

 

CPhill  Aug 2, 2014
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You mean 30/2=15?

zegroes  Aug 2, 2014
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An old "trick" question......

30 / (1/2) = (30/1) / (1/2) =

(30/1) * (2/1) = 60/1 = 60

 

CPhill  Aug 2, 2014
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That is wrong answer CPhill. A half is a half is 50% only. You sure got tricked.

Stu  Aug 2, 2014
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Stu that is not the wrong answer!

here im doing what CPhill did once again

30 devided by half    so out here we have 30 and now half, we will take our half as 1/2 (which we all know what half is 1/2)

30 รท 1/2   (now here we will reciprocate the fraction on the right side as well as chnge division sign to multiplication one)

=30/1  x  2/1   (now look carefully here we have to multply 2 and 30 which will then give us our answer )

=60/1 ( as 60/1 means whole we will just write 60 as we dont need 1 out here)

=60 ANSWER

If theres still some doubt left , im sure CPhill will help me correct it Stu!

Hope this helps!

rosala  Aug 3, 2014
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. Ok thanks. I knew how to solve it, I am more refering to words being literal.

Stu  Aug 3, 2014
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Your welcome!

rosala  Aug 3, 2014
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Oh!  I see what you meant CPhill by the "trick" question!

happy7  Dec 5, 2014
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what is the answer

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