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

Lesson 5: Topic E: Equivalent fractions

# Creating equivalent fractions

Learn about equivalent fractions. It demonstrates how to find equivalent fractions using visuals, like dividing a whole into equal sections and shading them. The video also shows how to represent equivalent fractions on a number line. The examples used include 2/3, 4/6, and 6/9, which are all equivalent fractions. Created by Sal Khan.

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• If you want to find equivalent fractions with greater numbers, just divide the numbers from the first fraction by 2, such as 2/4, 2 * 2 is 4 and 4 * 2 is 8, resulting in 4/8 which is equal to 2/4.
• I meant to say multiply instead of divide, sorry.
• Why do fractions have to be equal?
• Because if they are unequal in doesn't make sense so let's say I have a pie and I want 5 people to have the pie and 4 of them are small and the 5th one is big the 5th person will have a big one and the 4 people that got the small pieces will not be happy.
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• erase the shading in all but one smaller sqare
• Hi Sal you are very very clever, i like your videos and regards. Thank you, you teach as like a teacher.
• Me to
• do you have to draw lines inside of the shape
• Yes but shade the ones you need to shade so if your fraction is 5/6 I would shade 5 of the sixths
• how much ninths does it need to turn in to a sixth
• Confused about the different numbers on a line plot?
• Is there any formula for quickly creating row of equivalent fractions? I realized that if we take 2/3, next fraction will be 4/6.. and there is formula like 2+2/3+3=4/6 and this formula continues to the infinity. In this fraction it's just adding +2 to the numerator and +3 to the denominator. Is there so me general formula or pattern for every fraction?
• Yes you are just multiplying (adding) the fractions times 2.
The way you are doing it is the way I've done it all my life.
I hope my answer helps you.