**> Using Cross Product to find Equivalents**

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Determining if two fractions are equivalent by

using cross product.

Cross Product

you can also cross multiply the fractions to know if

the fractions are equivalent

example

3 x 15 = 45 and 5 x 9 = 45

The two fractions above are equivalent because

their cross products are the same.

The two fractions below are not equivalent because

their cross products are not equal.

Note equivalent fractions