anonymous
  • anonymous
Which rational number is one-half of the way between 2 and 6.5?
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zepdrix
  • zepdrix
Do you know how to find the distance between 2 and 6.5? :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
4.75 2.25 4.25 4.5
anonymous
  • anonymous
4.5 would be the answer to me?

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zepdrix
  • zepdrix
4.5 is the space between 2 and 6.5, the full distance :) good. They want half of that.
anonymous
  • anonymous
2.25
zepdrix
  • zepdrix
yay good job \c:/
zepdrix
  • zepdrix
oh oh oh wait wait im being stupid :O
anonymous
  • anonymous
:o
anonymous
  • anonymous
and I thought "Of wow thats simple.." lol
zepdrix
  • zepdrix
So you found half of the distance between 2 and 6.5. Good 2.25. We started at 2 though. So you need to add 2.25 to your 2 to find the half-way point.
anonymous
  • anonymous
oh*
anonymous
  • anonymous
4.25
zepdrix
  • zepdrix
|dw:1442365909194:dw|2.25 is clearly not the half-way point lol
zepdrix
  • zepdrix
yay good job \c:/
anonymous
  • anonymous
yeah lol!
anonymous
  • anonymous
so its 4.25?
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
An alternative is to add up the two numbers. Then divide by 2 \[\Large \frac{2+6.5}{2}=\frac{8.5}{2} = 4.25\] and you get the same answer. The method zepdrix used is probably more intuitive though.
zepdrix
  • zepdrix
ahh average :) ya i like that better :D
anonymous
  • anonymous
Thanks guys!:)

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