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## 4th grade

### Course: 4th grade > Unit 7

Lesson 1: Equivalent fractions- Equivalent fractions and comparing fractions: FAQ
- Equivalent fractions with models
- Equivalent fractions (fraction models)
- Equivalent fractions on number lines
- Equivalent fractions (number lines)
- Visualizing equivalent fractions review
- Equivalent fractions
- More on equivalent fractions
- Equivalent fractions
- Equivalent fractions and different wholes
- Comparing fractions of different wholes
- Fractions of different wholes

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# Visualizing equivalent fractions review

Review equivalent fractions with fraction models and number lines, and try some practice problems.

## Equivalent fractions

Fractions are

**equivalent**if they are equal or represent the same amount.### Fraction model

Let's look at an example.

First, we can draw start fraction, 1, divided by, 2, end fraction.

Now, let's divide the same whole into eighths.

How can we shade the whole to show a fraction that is equivalent to start fraction, 1, divided by, 2, end fraction?

We shaded 4 of the 8 sections.

So, start fraction, 1, divided by, 2, end fraction, equals, start fraction, 4, divided by, 8, end fraction.

### Number line

Let's visualize another equivalent fraction using a number line.

Numbers are equivalent when they are located at the same point on the number line.

First, we can show start fraction, 3, divided by, 5, end fraction on a number line:

Now, let's divide our number line into tenths and see what fraction is located at the same point as start fraction, 3, divided by, 5, end fraction.

start fraction, 6, divided by, 10, end fraction and start fraction, 3, divided by, 5, end fraction are located at the same point on the number line.

*Want to learn more about visualizing equivalent fractions? Check out this video.*

## Want to join the conversation?

- what if the top is larger then the bottom(60 votes)
- then it is an "inproper fraction"(13 votes)

- do you know what is equivalent to 5/3(39 votes)
- If you have the denominator for the question say 2/3=x/6 multiply 2 times 6 and then divide by 3 to get 4.(28 votes)

- This was a good exercise for your brain!(28 votes)
- i like how other peeps are helping each other(22 votes)
- if the top of the fraction (the numerator) is a larger the bottom(denominator) it called a greater than one fraction as in greater than one whole(11 votes)
- That's correct. If the numerator is the same as the denominator, it equals 1.

If the numerator is greater than the denominator, it is greater than 1.(14 votes)

- What is equivalent to 5/3(11 votes)
- some thing are hard for some people so dont judge it(10 votes)
- anyone who has to do this is in the online schooling period, right?(6 votes)
- I am proud of myself I got 4/4(7 votes)
- am i bad at math(1 vote)
- Of course not! Maybe you are stronger or better at something else, such as language arts, but that doesn't mean you're bad at math!

--Strawberri(16 votes)