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Equivalent Fractions, Equivalent Fractions Calculator
What Are Equivalent Fractions?
There are many ways to write the same fraction. If fractions have the same value, they are called
Equivalent Fractions
. For example the following are equivalent fractions:
^{1}
/
_{3}
,
^{3}
/
_{9}
, and
^{-2}
/
_{-6}
. More facts about this type of fraction:
A fraction is in the lowest terms, if the numerator and denominator have no common factors. An example of this case:
^{1}
/
_{2}
is stated in the lowest terms but the equivalent fraction
^{5}
/
_{10}
is not because the common factor of 5 and 10 is 5.
To reduce a fraction to its lowest terms, both the numerator and denominator must be divided by their
Greatest Common Factor
; if they do not have a common divisor, the fraction is already in its lowest terms. Let's look at the fraction
^{5}
/
_{10}
. Can this fraction be reduced to lower possible terms (numerator and denominator)? The answer is yes. First we determine the
Greatest Common Factor
(GCF). The GCF is 5. The number 5 divides evenly into the numerator 5 ÷ 5 = 1. It divides evenly into the denominator 10 ÷ 5 = 2. Therefore the lowest terms of fraction
^{5}
/
_{10}
is
^{1}
/
_{2}
.
Any
Integer Number
is an equivalent fraction
^{(Integer Number)}
/
_{1}
.
Please Read!
These are instructions to input fractions into the calculator to it's equivalent value
: An fraction can be typed in this formatted. Example: 99/33, 6/3, etc.
Equivalent Fractions Calculator
Enter Fraction Here:
Then Press The SUBMIT Button
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