<a href="https://plus.google.com/108776584172573388247?rel=author">Kazumi</a>

Math K-Plus

Fractions - What Are Equivalent Fractions? Try Our Calculator And Find Out.

Help. Print       

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