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Equivalent fractions

Learn how equivalent fractions represent the same amount, even with different numerators and denominators. We uses a pizza example to show how 1/2, 2/4, and 4/8 are equivalent, as they all represent the same portion. Created by Sal Khan.

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• how do you know if its equivalent?
• you have to mulitply 2 on both the deomnater and the numerater
• Does fractions relate with multiplication and division?
• Yes, they greatly do. Proper and improper fractions by themselves are basically division problems. By only considering the numerator, the "original value" was not being divided.
Mixed fractions, show the quotient as a whole number, with the amount left that could not be "equally shared" as a proper fraction rather than stating it as a remainder.
• Hello Can anyone help me? I JUST DON'T GET IT!
• So, an equal number can have a denominator and a numerator being a multiple of the original fraction. basically 4/5 = 8/10.
• what does equivalent mean?like its equal?
• Yeah, we can say that equivalent is another word for equal.
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• Sooo, lets say your fraction is 3/6. The equivalent is 2x more than that. Multiply 2 to 3/6 and you'll get 6/12. That means 6/12 is a equivalent fraction to 3/6.

You don't multiply 2 by the numerator, 3, and switch the multiplied by 3 for the denomatior, keep it the same number, like 2 for each place.
• What does equivalent mean?
• Equivalent means equal
Happy learning!
• If 1/2 is the same as 2/4 then aren't you just adding?
then 2/4 would be the same as 4/6 right?
• it is correct because you multiplied it by 3 and it could get multiplied by two or more it would still be equvilint.

for example times 1/2 by 3 it would be equal to 3/6