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Equivalent Fractions

 

Equivalent fractions are fractions that represent the same amount.

 


The terms of a fraction, such as       , tell you what the fraction means.

numerator

 
 


denominator

 

 

 

An equivalent fraction can be found for any fraction by multiplying or dividing the numerator and denominator of a fraction by the same amount.

 

These equivalent fractions were found by multiplying both the numerator and denominator by 2

 
Example 1:                                       so

 

 

 

These equivalent fractions were found by dividing both the numerator and denominator by 10

 
 


Example 2:                                       so