Key Points

       ·         Equivalent fractions are fractions that look different but have the same value.

        ·         We can make equivalent fractions by multiplying or dividing both top and bottom by the same amount.

        ·         We only multiply or divide, never add or subtract, to get an equivalent fraction.

        ·         Only divide when the top and bottom stay as whole numbers.

        ·         A simple way to look at how to check for equivalent fractions is to do what is called “cross-multiplication”.

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