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Why are equivalent fractions equal? Part 2. 2016-11-22
From Anandmay:
Hi! I saw one of your answered questions:Why are equivalent fractions equal? The same question I had for why i searched and ended up entering this wonderful site. The answer was so much experimental based.I mean,for example,it was explained how 3/4 was equal to 6/8 by dividing a unit into 4 equal parts and taking four of the parts,and then dividing the same unit into 8 equal parts and then taking 6 of them.The result was that both the taken parts were equal. (That is,3 out of 4 equal parts were equal to 6 of the 8 equal parts.) But,this was very much non-generalized and experimental-based result(proof). And we all know that in mathematics,we confirm some particular thing for all the numbers iff we generalize it.

So,can you explain more clearly 'HOW' the 3 parts of the 4 equal parts and the 6 of the 8 equal parts of the unit equal(that is the same)?I don't want experimental proof.I want clear proof,and thus please give a generalized proof for all fractions and their equivalents.

Answered by Penny Nom.
18/y=30/25 what number does y represent 2013-07-20
From celeste:
18/y=30/25 what number does y represent
Answered by Penny Nom.
Equivalent fractions 2012-09-13
From lily:
if i had 1/3 and i had to find the problem an they gave me 20 what will be the denominator
Answered by Penny Nom.
Fractions and proportions 2012-02-16
From Kenneth:

I read the following in an old textbook:

Display the numbers 27, 18, 26, and 39 so as to form a proportion.

Which set of equal fractions is correct?

18/27 = 26/39

18/26 = 27/39

I thank you for your reply.

Answered by Penny Nom.
1 and four eights inches 2011-02-01
From Miranda:
WRITING TO EXPLAIN:If a line is measured as 1 and four eighth inches long,explain how you could simplify the measurement?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Ordering fractions 2010-12-14
From serita:
1/2,2/4,4/8 how do you do least to greatest
Answered by Penny Nom.
Equivalent fractions 2009-05-22
From Jocelyn:
give two other ratios that are equal to each

example: 6/9

Answered by Penny Nom.
equivalent fractions 2008-10-06
From marcella:
a fraction equivalent to 16/20
Answered by Harley Weston.
Simplify ((5/7)/(5/14)) + (3/4) 2008-09-06
From Emal:
How do you simplify completely: ((5/7)/(5/14)) + (3/4)?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A fraction word problem 2008-08-29
From Sylvia:
The denominator of a fraction is 1 less than 4 times the numerator. If the numerator is doubled and the denominator is increased by 6, the value of the resulting fraction is 2/5. Find the original fraction.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Equivalent Fractions 2007-11-07
From Marlene:
find equivalent fractions with a denominator of 8 1/2
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Equivalent fractions 2007-10-03
From kiki:
I want to know how to this equivalent decimal for 6.0250.
Answered by Stephen la Rocque and Penny Nom.
Equivalent mixed numbers 2007-10-02
From negra:
an average-sized person can burn about 6 1/2 calories a minute while ridinng a bike. Which of the following is equivalent to that amount?
a) 1 2/2

b) 5 6/2

c) 6 2/4

d)6 2/6

Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom.
Equivalent fractions 2007-08-31
From Darlene:
What is the equivalent decimal for 0.3 and 6.53
Answered by Penny Nom.
4th grade equivalent fractions 2007-03-07
From Raymond:
5/8=?/16 ?=?
Answered by Melanie Tyrer and Sara Ulmer.
Equivalent fractions 2006-09-25
From Orlanda:
How do I write two equivalent decimals for 5.8?
Answered by Penny.
Equivalent fractions 2006-09-20
From Sarah:
I am the aunt of a 5th grader and we were doing math homework and the question was What is the equivalent decimal for .05 and 2.875? I am college education and was completely stumped. Please Help. Thought the question should have been what is the equivalent fraction.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Adding fractions 2006-03-26
From Barbara:
I know that to subtract 1/4 from 2/3 I must find a common denom. Now the 2/3 becomes 8/12.....i understand the 12, but where does the 8 come from?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A hat contains between 10 and 25 marbles 2006-03-06
From Kerry:
A hat contains between 10 and 25 marbles. Some marbles are green, and the rest are yellow. Without looking you are to reach into the hat and pull out a marble. The probability of pulling out a green marble is 2/9. How many marbles are in the hat and explain?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom.
Equal fractions 2006-02-10
From Dylan:
write three equal ratios

3/4 _________________________

Answered by Penny Nom.
Equivalent fractions 2005-09-13
From Cindy:

I am a parent and aunt of a 5th grader.

My nephew has asked me what the equivalent decimal is of 0.4. Does he change it to a fraction or just add a zero either before or after?

Answered by Chris Fisher and Harley Weston.
Equivalent fractions 2001-04-08
From A student:
which of the following pairs of fractions are equivalent?
questions a-f

(a) 1/5 and 6/30
(b) 4/9 and 16/27
(c) 6/10 and 30/50
(d) 15/20 and 48/64
(e) 2/3 and 33/100
(f) 12/32 and 3/16

please show how u got the answer thank you.

Answered by Penny Nom.
Equivalent fractions 2000-12-03
From A student:
please explain to us how to find the answer to this problem, we need three fractions that name the same amount as 2
Answered by Penny Nom.
Why are equivalent fractions equal? 2000-04-05
From An elementary student:
What is the mathematical reason equivalent fractions are equal?
Answered by Penny Nom.



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