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in the previous video splitting this 3-pack of soap with my wife she cut it right down the middle so we each got half of all three bars or we got three halves or we got three halfs each bars or each of us got three halfs bars of soap now just to make sure that we really understand what three halves is and remember three halves is really the same thing as 3/2 if someone says 3/2 you could say hey I'm gonna represent that as three halves or someone says three halves they could say you could say well that's the same thing as 3/2 3/2 but just to really understand this number let's actually think about where we would plot it on a number line as well so let me draw a number line here I'm gonna start that as zero let me draw a line so a straighter line as I am capable of drawing and let's say that this right over here represents one so that would be one bar of soap in this example and let's say that this right over here is half a bar this is half a bar and let's say that this is at one and a half one and a half bars and let's say that this right over here is two bars of soap so we have three halves so let's think about this remember 3 is just 3 3 halves it's 3 times 1/2 or since we already split this into halves we just have to go 3 of these halves so let's do that so this is 1/2 this is 1/2 now we're gonna have two halves two halves that takes us to 1 and we know that because two halves is equal to 1 and now let's do our third half our third half is right over here and so that is three halves and we see three halves is the exact same thing as one and a half and just to hit that point home we already saw the 3 divided 3 halves is the same thing as 3 divided by 2 if you were to divide 3 by 2 you would get you would get well 2 goes into 3 exactly one time one time and then what would you have left over well you would have one half leftover you would have one half leftover so three halves is the same thing as one and a half which is exactly what we saw here you could view this as we have one and a half bars of soap and when this is where you would plot it on the number line three halves is halfway in between one and two