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    #1

    thirteen-and-a-half baths

    Please make the following in red clear for me.

    Jobs kept the Woodside house, a sprawling 17,000-square-foot Spanish Colonial Revival with fourteen bedrooms and thirteen-and-a-half baths, with the hope of someday tearing it down and building a smaller, simpler home there.

    The above seems to say "the house had 14 bedrooms and 13 and 1/2 baths. What is 1/2(a half) saying here?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: thirteen-and-a-half baths

    'Baths' is short for bathrooms and a half bathroom will have only a toilet and washbasin in it.

    Rover

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    #3

    Re: thirteen-and-a-half baths

    I see.

    Thank you for the answer.

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