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Hi there,
As you are dealing in eighths you will need to convert the 5/8 to 16ths. This then becomes 10/16 therefore half of that is 5/16. Half of 9 is 4.1/2, the half becomes 8/16 plus your 5/16 making 4.13/16. No problem there then.
Cheers.

9 5/8 = 72/8+ 5/8 = 77/8
77/8 / 2 = 77/16 = 4 13/16

Here is an easy, intuitive method.
First convert to an improper fraction. multiply the denominator by the whole number. in this case we get 72. add that to the numerator to get our new numerator. 72 + 5 = 77.
There are two ways to “divide”. You can either divide the numerator by 2, or you can multiply the denominator by 2. Since dividing 77 by 2 will get us a messy decimal (and teachers hate that), let’s multiply 8*2 = 16.
Our answer is 77/16, or 4 13/16

4 13/16

4 13/16

If you want to take half of the fraction, you can multiply by 1/2, or essentially multiply the denominator by two. Whatever 9 5 means, half of your number is:
9 5/16

77/16

Good one,
4.5
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5,25
I think. its a guess.