In this lesson, the student will learn that two fractions may look different but in fact represent the same value. We'll explore this concept through diagrams and numerous example problems.
Specifically, the student will be taught that you can multiply a fraction by any number you wish as long as you multiply both the numerator and denominator by the same number. When you multiply the top and bottom by the same number, the fraction will look a bit different but it will be an equivalent fraction to the original. It will look different but it will have exactly the same value.
Here we work numerous example problems involving equivalent fractions step-by-step to illustrate the concept.