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  • Pavini

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    June 28, 2024 at 4:14 pm
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    Let’s consider the fraction 1/2.

    Some equivalent fractions to 1/2 are:

    2/4
    3/6
    4/8
    5/10
    6/12
    and so on…

    The key to generating equivalent fractions is to multiply the numerator and denominator by the same non-zero number.

    For example, to get from 1/2 to 2/4, we multiply both the numerator and denominator by 2:
    1/2 = (1 x 2) / (2 x 2) = 2/4

    To get from 2/4 to 3/6, we multiply both the numerator and denominator by 3/2:
    2/4 = (2 x 3/2) / (4 x 3/2) = 3/6

    And so on. As long as you multiply both the numerator and denominator by the same number, you will create an equivalent fraction.

    The fractions 2/4, 3/6, 4/8, 5/10, 6/12 etc. all represent the same value as 1/2, they are just expressed using different numerators and denominators. This is the essence of equivalent fractions.

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