can you help me simplify this?

thanks!

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### 10 Answers

1/2x^2

1 / 2 x * x = x^2 / 2

x times 1/2 x means 1/2x*x(1/2 x square)

x * 1/(2x) = x/(2x) = 1/2

The varying answers you’re recieving are due to the amgibuous way of reading 1/2x. It can be read as 1/(2x) or (1/2)*x

x * (1/2)x = (1/2)x^2

x/2

1/2x^2, Because x times x is x^2, and you divide it by 2

1/2

You devide the x with the other x.

Imagine that the x= 5 for example, the result would be 5 (1) / 5 (2) .. the 5 goes away with the other 5 and the result is 1/2.

My question would be “What is 1/2x?”

Is it meant to be :-

(i) (1/2) x ?

OR is it meant to be

(ii) 1/(2x) ?

(i)

x (1/2) x = x Â˛ / 2

(ii)

x [ 1/(2x) ] = x / (2x) = 1/2

PS

You MUST use brackets.

(1/2)x^2

or do you mean…

1/2x * x = 1x/2x = 1/2

well what the hell is X