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.


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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