Equivalent Fractions

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Lesson Objective
This lesson is about equivalent fractions. We will learn the important ideas behind and how to find these fractions.
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About This Lesson
One of the most important thing we need to know when learning fractions, is to be able to find fractions that are equivalent.

A good understanding in this will help in solving problems involving fractions that have different denominators. 

First, this lesson will cover the basic ideas behind equivalent fractions. Then, we will see how we can find these fractions.

You can proceed by reading the study tips first or watch the math video or try out the practice questions.
equivalent fractions

Study Tips

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Tip #1
Two fractions are considered equivalent when they have the same value. This is shown in the picture below:
fractions that have the same value

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Tip #2
Now, we can find equivalent fractions using the following steps:
  1. Multiply/divide the numerator with a number
  2. Multiply/divide the denominator with the same number
Below are some examples to illustrate this:
multiply to find equivalent fraction
  Using Multiplication

Divide to find equivalent fraction
Using Division

The math video below will explain more.

Math Video

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Lesson Video
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Math Video Transcript

Practice Questions & More

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Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Now, let's try some MCQ questions to understand this lesson better.

You can start by going through the series of questions on Equivalent Fractions or pick your choice of question below.
  1. Question 1 on finding fractions that are equivalent.