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**Equivalent Fractions**

Equivalent fractions are fractions that have the same overall

value. Equivalent fractions represent the same part of a whole.

For example, if we cut a pie exactly down the middle, into two

equally sized pieces, one piece is the same as one half of the pie.

If another pie (the same size) is cut into 4 equal pieces, then two

pieces of that pie represent the same amount of pie that 1/2 did.

So we can say that 1/2 is equivalent (or equal) to 2/4.

"1/2", and the two "1/4" take up the same amount of area so

they are equivalent

Equivalent fractions are different names for the same part of a

whole.

Equivalent Fractions have the same value, even though they

may look different

**Some Equivalent Fractions**

Table of Equivalent Fractions