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nubblet12

  • one year ago

what justifies 2*1/2=1

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  1. ZakaullahUET
    • one year ago
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    2 and 1/2 are multiplicative inverses of each other product of multiplicative inverses give multiplicative identity which is one (1)

  2. cwrw238
    • one year ago
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    well you might say 2 half's make a whole right?

  3. ZakaullahUET
    • one year ago
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    ya but i think they are just learning about multiplicative identity etc right now

  4. cwrw238
    • one year ago
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    yes - i see your point - i'm just in a jocular mood at the moment....

  5. ZakaullahUET
    • one year ago
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    wow nice :P

  6. kirbykirby
    • one year ago
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    You can also think that multiplication is adding. 2* 1/2 is 2 times one half (or adding 1/2 two times: 1/2 + 1/2). If you have half a cookie, and another half cookie, then you get 1 whole cookie.

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