# what is half of 7 1/4 in fraction form?? ?

please explain how to get this also. thanks, i’m trying to center something on my bedroom wall and it ha to be exactly right or it’s going to look completely STUPID! thanks

7 1/4 = 29/4
This means half of that would be 29/8 or 3 and 5/8

Well, first, we must turn this mixed number into an improper fraction.

We do that by multiplying the denominator by the whole number
(4 x 7)

(4 x 7 + 1)

and we put that over the denominator

(4 x 7 + 1) / 4

(28 + 1) / 4

29 / 4

Now, when dividing fractions, you multiply by the reciporical. Normally when we would divide by two, now we are multiplying by 1/2

so

(29 / 4 ) x (1 / 2)

the numerator stays the same (29)
the denominator changes to 8. (4 x 2)

that gives us with the fraction

29
—-
8

or 29 / 8. It cannot be simplified anymore so you’re all set and ther is your answer!

half of 7 1/4 means 1/2 times 7 1/4.
Change the mixed number to an improper fraction and multiply.
7 1/4 = 28 / 4 + 1 / 4 = 29 / 4
So 1 / 2 times 29 /4 = 29 / 8 or 3 5 / 8

First: 7 1/4 = 29/4

Then half would be 29/8 or 3 and 5/8.

3 5/8