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# Halves and fourths

## Video transcript

which picture divides a rectangle in half so to divide something in half we need we need to divide it into two equal sections so over here we've divided into two sections but these aren't equal these don't have the same area this part has a much larger area than this one so this isn't divided in half this one's also divided into two sections but they're not equal this one is much bigger than this one this is divided into equal sections but it's not two equal sections this is divided into three equal sections so this isn't divided in half here we're divided into two equal sections one two sections and they are the same size the same area so I'd pick that one let's keep going this is a lot of fun which picture divides a circle in two halves once again two equal sections this one this one and this one divided into three sections and actually these these two right over here the three sections aren't even equal and then here this is three equal sections but we're now that would be thirds not halves halves would be two equal sections so it'll be that right over there so which picture divides the square into fourths or sometimes people might say divides a square into quarters well fourths or quarters would be four equal sections well this is two equal sections this is one section this is just one hole this is two equal sections right over here I guess you could say this one actually is just not divided at all this right over here is two equal sections this is four equal sections so this is fourths or you could say this is divided into quarters let's keep going let's do a few more of these which picture divides a circle in half so this circle isn't divided this is a circle divided into thirds three equal sections this is a circle divided into two pieces but they're not equal so this isn't divided into halves this is two equal sections right over here so that one is has let's do one more which picture divides a rectangle into halves well it has to be two equal sections this is three equal sections this is three not even equal sections this is three equal sections so this would be thirds just as this one would be thirds this one over here is two equal sections so that is halves