Two frations are equivalent when they have the same value when written in lowest terms. The fraction 6/32 is equal to 3/16 when reduced to lowest terms. To find equivalent fractions, just multiply the numerator and denominator of that reduced fraction (3/16) by any interger number, ie, multiply by 2, 3, 10, 30 ...
Equivalent fractions may look different, but when you reduce then to the lowest terms you will get the same value. If any fraction is not reduced to lowest terms, you can get other equivalent fractions just dividing both numerator and denominator by the same number.
Just use this Rule:
Two fractions are equivalent if we
1) multiply the numerator of fraction 1 by the denominator of the fraction 2
and get the same value when we
2) multiply the denominator of fraction 1 by the numerator of the fraction 2.
This process is called cross-multiplication.
Here are some examples:
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Here is the answer to questions like: 3/16 or What numbers are equivalent to 3/16?
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Two fractions are equivalent when they are both equal when written in lowest terms. The fraction 6 is equal to 3 when reduced to lowest terms. To find equivalent fractions, you just need to multiply the numerator and denominator of that reduced fraction (3) by the same natural number, ie, multiply by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ...
Important: 3 looks like a fraction, but it is actually an improper fraction.
At a glance, equivalent fractions look different, but if you reduce then to the lowest terms you will get the same value showing that they are equivalent. If a given fraction is not reduced to lowest terms, you can find other equivalent fractions by dividing both numerator and denominator by the same number.
Finding equivalent fractions can be ease if you use this rule:
Equivalent fractions definition: two fractions a and c are equivalent only if the product (multiplication) of the numerator (a) of the first fraction and the denominator (d) of the other fraction is equal to the product of the denominator (b) of the first fraction and the numerator (c) of the other fraction.
In other words, if you cross-multiply (a and c) the equality will remain, i.e, a.d = b.c. So, here are some examples:
This Equivalent Fractions Table/Chart contains common practical fractions. You can easily convert from fraction to decimal, as well as, from fractions of inches to millimeters.
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