# One-half of a number is one-fourth. How do you find the number?

##### 1 Answer

Rather than just do the calculation I have given a lot of guidance as to how to go about the process.

#### Explanation:

Breaking the question down into its component parts:

One-half a number :

is:

one-fourth:

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Let the unknown value be represented by

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Given:

To get

This is the same as

For multiply or divide change the value into 1 to get rid of it. It then turns up on the other side of the =