Equivalent Fractions

Equivalent fractions are of equal value though they have different numerator and denominator.

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These fractions represent the same proportion of the whole. Therefore, 1/2 = 2/4 =3/6= 4/8

The above fractions are equivalent fractions. If we simplify fractions we also get equivalent fractions.
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Practice creating your own equivalent fractions with simple objects you can find in your home.


Exercise 1: Complete the pair of equivalent fraction.

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Exercise 2: Find the lowest term for the fraction 3/12.

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Exercise 3: How do you know that 3/4 is more than 1/2?

¾ is greater than two-quarters which is one-half.

Exercise 4: Clara got 20 sweets, one-half of the pack of sweets. How many sweets were in the pack? How much does Zina and Sue get if they are to share the balance equally?

Answer: The pack contains 40 sweets. The girl will get 10 sweets each.

Time for some practice exercises.