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By dividing by two, calculate 50 percent of 32 mentally.
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50 percent is equal to one-half.
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And to work out a half of any number, we divide by two.
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In this question, we need to divide 32 by two.
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30 divided by two is equal to 15.
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Two divided two is equal to one.
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This means that 32 divided by two is equal to 16.
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We can check this answer by multiplying 16 by two.
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We know from our times tables that 10 multiplied by two is equal to 20.
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And, six multiplied by two is equal to 12.
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20 plus 12 is equal to 32.
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Therefore, 16 multiplied by two is equal to 32.
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We can also work out 32 divided by two using the bus stop method.
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Three divided by two is equal to one remainder one.
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We need to carry the second one to the units column.
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12 divided by two is equal to six.
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Therefore, 32 divided by two equals 16.
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Using any of these methods, we have proved that 50 percent of 32 equals 16.