# Equivalent fractions review

Review equivalent fractions with multiplication, and try some practice problems.

## Equivalent fractions

Fractions are

**equivalent**if they are equal or represent the same amount.*Want to learn about visualizing equivalent fractions? Check out this article.*

## Finding equivalent fractions using multiplication

Let's look at an example.

What number could replace $a$ below?

First, we need to figure out what to multiply $3$ by to get $12$:

Next, we multiply the numerator by the same number as the denominator:

$\dfrac23=\dfrac{8}{{12}}$, so we can replace the $a$ with an $8$.

*Want to learn more about equivalent fractions? Check out this video.*