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### Course: MAP Recommended Practice>Unit 33

Lesson 46: Common fractions and decimals

# Common fractions (halves)

Lindsay discovers why 0.5 is equal to 1/2.  Created by Lindsay Spears.

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• how do you do it with biger numbers like 75 or25? I understand how its done with 0.5/ 1/2, but with bigger nubers?
• oh whole numbers can not be simple fractions
• 5x2=10 that easier that way
• Okay, But like i- WHERE DID YOU GET THE 2? OR 5?
• how do you turn a fraction into a decimal
• how does 0.5=1/2 that makes no complete sense
• So, I got a question . 0.4 ? How can 0.40 add up to 1.00 if it doesn't have a multiple of 1.0?
• because the zero is nothing so its ok if we put it there
• how on earth does any of this make sense
• what if its a big number like 100 and 200