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# Equivalent fractions with visuals

Sal uses same-sized wholes to show equivalent fractions.

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• So only fractions with an even denominator can be one half of a whole number?
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• What is an easy way to find out if two fractions are equal? The way Sal did it seams quite long and I feel like there is a faster way than drawing the picture.
• You can reduce the fraction 4/8 into 1/2. 1/2 can't be reduced anymore(as said by shriya)
• why are the bars put in random places
• Where the bars are doesn't matter, but the amount of equal sized bars matter because if you have a certain amount of bars, wherever you put them, they still have the same quantity.
• So when the denominator is an odd number,it is not an equivalent fraction, but why?
• It can't be split because in an odd number doesn't have an extra partner to split it equally. Does that help you question now?
• So your retelling equilivant fractions?
• What i'm wondering is; how would you cut a triangle in quarters??
• Have you ever seen the triarc symbol from Legend of Zelda? That is a triangle cut into quarters.