Question

What is half of 55?

EXPERT ANSWER

Half of 55 is the same as 55 divided by 2, which equals 27.5. The illustration uses long division to arrive at the decimal answer.

If we are working with money, half of $55 will be $27.50.

If we are working with fractions, half of 55 is 55/2, which equals 27 1/2.

But if we have 55 people to divide into two rooms,