What are equivalent fractions ?

What are
equivalent fractions and how can we find them ? Equivalent fractions are fractions that name the same number or amount.

The fractions 5/5 and 8/8 name the same number ( 1 ) since 5/5 = 1 and

8/8 = 1. Therefore, 5/5 and 8/8 are equivalent fractions.

In the figure below, notice how the shaded area represents the same number that is 0.5.

Equivalent fractions

Since 1/2 and 4/8 name the same number, they are equivalent fractions.

To find equivalent fractions, you can just multiply or divide the numerator and denominator by the same non-zero number.

This does not change the value of the fraction since you are really multiplying the fraction by a different name for 1( 2/2, 3/3, 4/4, ...)


Find the fraction that is equivalent to 5/6.

Just multiply 5/6 by a different name for 1 such as 8/8

5/6  × 8/8  = (5 × 8) / (6 × 8) = 40/48

5/6 and 40/48 are equivalent fractions.

Recent math words

  1. What is a Vector? Definition and Examples

    Feb 04, 22 05:28 AM

    What is a vector? Definition, explanations and easy to understand read life examples.

    Read More

  2. What are Vertical Angles? Definition and Examples

    Feb 03, 22 05:45 AM

    What are vertical angles? Definition, explanation and easy to understand examples.

    Read More

Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.
Share this page: