# What is Half of 5/8?

Are you looking to work out and calculate half of 5/8? In this really simple guide, we'll teach you exactly what half of 5/8 is and walk you through the step-by-process of how to calculate half of any fraction.

As always with our series of calculation posts, it's important to remember that the number above the fraction line is called the numerator and the number below the line is called the denomination.

So what do we mean by half? Half means there are two of the thing, and so all you need to do is divide it by two. Half of 5/8 is just another way of saying 5/8 divided by 2:

Now we know that "half" means to divide by 2, how do we half 5/8? Remember that a fraction a part of the whole, so the higher the denominator is, the smaller the piece. The answer is that the numerator stays the same and we multiply the denominator by 2:

That's it! Working out half of 5/8 really is that easy. Hopefully you understood the process and can use the same techniques to halve other fractions as well. The complete answer is below (simplified to the lowest form):

## Convert Half of 5/8 to Decimal

Here's a little bonus calculation for you to easily work out the decimal format of half 5/8. All you need to do is divide the numerator by the denominator and you can convert any fraction to decimal:

### Preset List of Half Fraction Examples

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