# Equivalent Fractions

## What are equivalent fractions?

Equivalent fractions are fractions that are equal in size, even though they have different numerators and denominators.

## Fractions equivalent to 1/2:

If the denominator is exactly double the numerator, then the fraction is equivalent to one half.

## Fractions equivalent to 1/3:

If the denominator is exactly three times the numerator, then the fraction is equivalent to one third.

## Fractions equivalent to 1/4:

If the denominator is exactly four times the numerator, then the fraction is equivalent to one quarter.

## How to find equivalent fractions

To find an equivalent fraction of a given fraction, you need to multiply or divide the numerator and denominator by the same number.

## How to find missing numbers in equivalent fractions

1. In this missing number question, we have a missing numerator.

2. Look at the denominators. What would you multiply the first denominator by to make it equal the second denominator?

In this case, 8 x 2 = 16.

3. To find the missing number, we now need to multiply the numerator of the first number by 2.

In this case, 2 x 2 = 4.

The missing numerator is 4.

1. In this missing number question, we have a missing denominator.

2. Look at the numerators. What would you divide the first numerator by to make it equal the second numerator?

In this case, 12 ÷ 4 = 3.