Welcome back to the Smartick blog!  Do you know what equivalent fractions are?  After reading this post with examples of equivalent fractions, you’ll be an expert.

Equivalent fractions are fractions that represent the same amount, even though they may appear to be different.

Let’s look at this example:examples of equivalent fractions

Do you think these fractions represent the same amount, or are they all different amounts?

Let’s look at this with the following pictures:

  • We divide the cake into the number of slices indicated by the denominator.
  • We take as many slices (the colored portion) as indicated by the numerator.

examples of equivalent fractions

examples of equivalent fractions

examples of equivalent fractions

 

 

 

 

 

The three fractions are equivalent fractions because they represent the same amount of cake, half of it in this case.

How can we know if two fractions are equivalent?  By cross-multiplication.

This method consists of cross-multiplying the two fractions:

examples of equivalent fractions

examples of equivalent fractionsAre the following equivalent fractions?

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Yes, they are equivalent fractions

Are the following equivalent fractions?

examples of equivalent fractions

In this case, NO, they are not equivalent fractions.

You can learn more about equivalent fractions on this previous post on our blog.

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