Video: KS2-M18 • Paper 1 • Question 23

0.5 × 28 = _.

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0.5 multiplied by 28 equals what?

0.5 is the same as a half. So the question is asking us to find half of 28. To find a half of a number, we need to divide it by two.

We can partition 28 into 20 and eight and then divide each part by two. 20 divided by two is 10. Eight divided by two is four. 10 plus four is 14. 28 divided by two is 14. So 0.5 multiplied by 28 is 14. We recognize that 0.5 is the same as a half. So the question was asking us to find a half of 28. And to halve a number, we divided by two. 28 divided by two is 14.

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