Equivalent FractionsDate: 6/11/96 at 19:37:39 From: Anonymous Subject: Equivalent fractions Dr.Math, I don't understand equivalent fractions. I understand how to do them, but I don't understand how you would know if one is right. Please help! Molly Tennis Date: 6/14/96 at 1:0:20 From: Doctor Peter Subject: Re: Equivalent fractions Fractions are equivalent if they are the same when written in reduced form. For example, 4/8 is equivalent to 5/10 because they both simplify to 1/2. If you use a pocket calculator, there is another easy way to check if they are equivalent. Take the numerator (top number of fraction) and divide by the denominator (bottom number). If you get the same answer when you do this to two fractions, they are equivalent. -Doctor Peter, The Math Forum Check out our web site! |
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