#### phatus wrote:

what odds are more than 1/2?

For example is 2/3 more? What about 7/5?

1/2 means if you bet £1 and you win, you receive £1.50 (1/2 × £1 = £0.50 plus £1 stake).

1/2 is read as “2 to 1 on”.

For 2/3, £3 wins £2 plus £3 = £5. If you had staked the £3 on the 1/2 above however you would have got £1.5 + £3 = £4.5. Therefore 2/3 is a longer odds than 1/2 (it pays out more if you win).

And 7/5 is definitely longer than 1/2 (it’s “greater” than 1/1 whereas 1/2 is “less” than 1/1).

#### bobbym wrote:

Using the fraction notation is not correct.

Why is it not correct? Most bookmakers here use fraction notation.

#### phatus wrote:

So if i bet £1 at 1:2 i would get a £1.50 return if the bet won. The original bet plus 50%. I don't understand what they mean by odds greater than 1:2.

Think of it this way. If you bet £*x* you will earn £1.5*x* if you win. Now stake the same amount (£*x*) on the odds you’re looking at. If your earnings are more than £1.5*x*, then those odds are longer than 1/2. Otherwise they are shorter.

#### bobbym wrote:

Yes but you are phrasing it in a very unorthodox fashion.

No, he’s phrasing it in a way I understand very well.