Video: Sharing by Dividing in Half

James is going to share his sandwich with a friend. They will each get one-half of the sandwich. Which picture shows this?

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James is going to share his sandwich with a friend. They will each get one-half of the sandwich. Which picture shows this?

This is James’s sandwich. He’s going to share it with his friend. Each friend will get one-half of the sandwich. So, we’re looking for a picture which shows two-halves of James’s sandwich. Let’s see what happens when James cuts his sandwich in half. We’ve cut the sandwich into two equal pieces or two-halves. James and his friend will get one-half each. Does this picture show one-half of a sandwich each? No, it shows two sandwiches that have been cut into halves. James only has one sandwich.

Is this the right picture? Yes. It shows one sandwich which has been cut into two equal parts. So, this is the correct picture. And we know that this picture is not correct because this shows two sandwiches. And we know that James only had one sandwich, which he shared with his friend. James shared his sandwich with a friend. They will each get one-half of the sandwich.

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