Common Core Math Vocabulary

Equivalent Fractions - Definition with Examples

What are Equivalent Fractions? 

Equivalent Fractions Definition: Fractions with different numerators and denominators are said to be equivalent if they represent the same proportion of the whole. For example: 12 , 24 and 48 are all equivalent fractions.

Equivalent fractions definition

 

Identifying Equivalent fractions on a Number line 

The equivalent fractions represent the same amount of distance or point on a number line

For example, 1/3 and 2/6 are equivalent fractions as they cover the same distance on a number line.

Identifying Equivalent fractions on Number line

 

Facts related to Equivalent Fractions 

All equivalent fractions reduce to the same fraction in their simplest form.

Simplest-form-of-equivalent-fractions

Equivalent fractions can be generated by multiplying or dividing the numerator and denominator of a fraction by the same number.

Equivalent fractions using multiplication and division

 

 

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