Question

# 2/3 of a number is 12. What is 1/2 the number?

Answer

9

- Let's assume the number to be x
- 2/3 of the number is 12. We can write this as (2/3)x = 12
- To find 1/2 the number, we need to simplify further. First, solve for x by multiplying both sides by 3/2: x = (3/2)*12 = 18
- Now we can find 1/2 the number. (1/2)x = (1/2)*18 = 9