# Video: KS1-M16S • Paper 2 • Question 4

KS1-M16S-P2-Q04-963138101060

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### Video Transcript

Amy has a sheet of paper. She cuts the sheet into halves. How many pieces of paper does she have now?

Let’s listen to that question again. Amy has a sheet of paper. She cuts the sheet into halves. How many pieces of paper does she have now? We know that Amy starts off with one sheet of paper. But the question told us that she cuts the sheet into halves. To cut the piece of paper into one-half, Amy needs to cut it so that it makes two equal pieces.

One way she could do that is to cut the piece of paper across the middle here. Both pieces of paper are the same size. We have one-half at the top and one-half at the bottom. So Amy has two pieces of paper now instead of one.

If we start off with one piece of paper and we cut it in half, we cut it into two equal pieces. Two-halves make one whole. Amy started off with one piece of paper. She cut the sheet into halves. And now she has two pieces of paper.