Half of 16 equals what?
Here is a group of 16 counters. We have to find a half of these 16 counters. To find a half, we need to divide our 16 counters into two equal groups. Each of these two groups is called a half. How many counters are there in one-half? Two, four, six, eight. So a half of 16 equals eight.
We have 16 counters. We divided the counters into two equal groups. Each half contained eight counters. So a half of 16 equals eight.