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### Course: 3rd grade (Eureka Math/EngageNY)>Unit 5

Lesson 5: Topic E: Equivalent fractions

# Equivalent fraction models

Use same-sized wholes to show equivalent fractions.

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• Why do fractions with different numbers equal each other, like 4/6 and 2/3?
• If you simplify 4/6 by dividing the numerator and denominator by 2, you will get 2/3.
• how to simplofy
• I used to be confused with simplifying fractions too! But here’s an something that helped me, to simplify... you really just divide! Do u know how to divide? I hope so! Cause you really just divide and yeah! Np!
• Why do fractions with different numbers equal each other, like 4/6 and 2/3?
• Let's say we have two pies, one with 3 slices, and one with 6 slices.
You eat 2 slices of the first and 4 of the second.
If the slices on the second pie are half the size of the first pie, and you eat twice the pieces of the second pie, then you ate the same amount of the second pie as the first pie.
• at your hexagon looked alot like a cube like shape
• It does look like a cube not a hexagon your right noahcald9700!
• I don't get one bit of it help
• its ok.
• this is actually easy
• Than how do you know what to divide or multiply, like 4/6=8/12, this is correct but why is it multiply 2?