RATL 1 | Lesson 1 | Try This! (Solutions: Equivalent Fractions)

Equivalent Fractions

1. Use number lines to determine which of the fractions below are equivalent.

a) \(\Large \frac{4}{5}\)

b) \(\Large \frac{2}{3}\)

c) \(\Large \frac{4}{6}\)

d) \(\Large \frac{1}{5}\)

e) \(\Large \frac{2}{10}\)

f) \(\Large \frac{6}{8}\)

The following pairs of fractions are equivalent:

\(\Large \frac{2}{3}\)=\(\Large \frac{4}{6}\)

\(\Large \frac{1}{5}\)=\(\Large \frac{2}{10}\)


2. What relationships did you notice about the numerators and denominators of the fractions that are equivalent?

One relationship you may have noticed is that the numerator and denominator of one fraction can each be multiplied by the same number to find the corresponding numerator and denominator of the other fraction.


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