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Fractions

Halves and Quarter

Halves

If a whole thing is divided into two equal parts, then each part is called half.

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Halves of Geometrical Shapes

  • Some geometrical shapes have equal halves.
  • Every geometrical shape cannot be divided into equal halves.

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Halves of a collection:

Halves also represent two equal parts of a collection.

Examples:

Here is a collection of animals given below who can fly.

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In this collection of animals, half are birds and another half are butterflies.

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Quarters

  • If a whole thing is divided into four equal parts, then each part is called a quarter.
  • The plural form of the quarter is called quarters.
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Three Quarters:

If a whole thing is divided into four equal parts, then the three parts are called three quarters.

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Quarters and Three-Quarters of geometrical Shapes:

  • Every geometrical shape can not be divided into quarters or three quarters.
  • Here some examples of geometrical shapes are given which can be divided into quarters and three quarters.
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Quarters of a collection:

Quarters also represent four equal parts of a collection.

Examples:

Here is a collection of flowers given below.

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In the collection of flowers, three are violet flowers, three are pink, three are blue, etc.

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Relation Between Halves and Quarters

  • Two halves are equal to a whole.
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  • Two quarters are equal two a half.
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  • Four quarters equal to a whole.
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