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Equivalent Fractions

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Fractions can be written in different ways without changing their values. These fractions are called equivalent fractions.

Look at the shaded areas in these two rectangles.

Both the shaded areas are of the same size.

So . They are called equivalent fractions.

You can produce many equivalent fractions by multiplying or dividing both the numerator and denominator by the same number.

Multiply both numerator and denominator by 2

Multiply both numerator and denominator by 3

Divide both numerator and denominator by 5

The following video will explain how to get equivalent fractions and how to reduce fractions in great detail.
Finding Equivalent Fractions


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