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Class 6 (Old)

Course: Class 6 (Old)>Unit 5

Lesson 3: Equivalent fractions

Equivalent fractions and different wholes

Sal shows that two fractions are equivalent only if they refer to the same whole.

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• Would mixed numbers be equivalent too.
• It depends on if you do the formula correctly
• How can you ever know that any fractions are equivalent when you only see numbers, but not the size of the whole?
• would 16/32 be equivalent to 1/2 too?
• That is correct! Dividing 16 by 16 produces 1, dividing 32 by 16 produces 2, therefore 16/32 = 1/2
• hi how are you doing?
• good how are u
• so if the shape is larger than the other its not equive?
• you got that right
• How can I find the numerator to a fraction so I can make it equal to a fraction with a different denominator in an easier way? Such as: 3/6 is equal to ?/2
• First see if both the numerator and the denominator are divisible by the same number. Then divide the numerator and the denominator by that number. The new fraction is the equivalent fraction of the previous fraction.

3 and 6 are divisible by 3. So divide both the numerator(3) and denominator(6) by 3.Then you get the numerator 1 and denominator 2. So the final is 1/2
• Im in grade 8-9 doing 4th grade math so ya. that uh... thats swell. Stay strong lad/lassie.