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Lesson 3: Equivalent fractions

# Creating equivalent fractions

Learn about equivalent fractions. It demonstrates how to find equivalent fractions using visuals, like dividing a whole into equal sections and shading them. The video also shows how to represent equivalent fractions on a number line. The examples used include 2/3, 4/6, and 6/9, which are all equivalent fractions. Created by Sal Khan.

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• What does equivalent mean?
• Equivalent means "the same as". One is equivalent to 1. Or one is the same as 1.
• Is there any formula for quickly creating row of equivalent fractions? I realized that if we take 2/3, next fraction will be 4/6.. and there is formula like 2+2/3+3=4/6 and this formula continues to the infinity. In this fraction it's just adding +2 to the numerator and +3 to the denominator. Is there so me general formula or pattern for every fraction?
• Yes you are just multiplying (adding) the fractions times 2.
The way you are doing it is the way I've done it all my life.
I hope my answer helps you.
• you guys are so smart
• that is good to know
(1 vote)
• do you have to draw lines inside of the shape
• Yes but shade the ones you need to shade so if your fraction is 5/6 I would shade 5 of the sixths
• What's the difference of "equivalent" and same?
• In terms of math, I don't think there is a difference.
We use all of these phrases to mean that items are equal.
X is equal to Y
X is the same as Y
X is equivalent to Y
• what does equvilent mean
• did you know that an improper fraction is greater than an hole?
• Umm yes
(1 vote)
• What's t he app he's using?