Equivalent fractions are fractions that have the same value but have different numerators and denominators.
Multiplying the numerator and the denominator of a fraction by the same nonzero whole number will change that fraction into an equivalent fraction, but it will not change its value. Equivalent fractions may look different, but they have the same value. Let's look at some more examples of equivalent fractions.
For Example : to find equivalent fraction of `2/3` we multiply both numerator and denominator by 2 then we get equivalent fraction `4/6` .
Simplify all fractions. If they reduce to be the same fraction, then the fractions are equivalent
For example : we will check the fractions fractions `6/15` and `10/50` are equivalent.
we will simplify both the fractions-
`6/15`= `(2 * 3)/(5*3)`=`2/5`
`10/50`= `(2 * 5)/(2*5*5)`=`1/5`
the fractions `2/5` and `1/5` are not same, hence fractions are not equivalent