Name ___________________________________ Date __________________

Mrs. Labuski / Mrs. Rooney Per ___________ Lesson 4-5 Equivalent Fractions

VOCABULARY DEFINITION EXAMPLE

Fractions that represent

Equivalent the same value

1=2=4

Fractions 2 4 8

When the numerator

and denominator are

6=1

Fractional the same it equals one 6

Equivalent of whole.

Dividing by “one” does

One not change the value of

the number

When the GCF of the

numerator and the

denominator is one. 18 ÷ 6 = 3

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Simplest Form Divide by the GCF 24 ÷ 6 = 4

(Fractional equivalent

of one) to find the

simplest form.

To write a fraction in simplest form 3

12

1. Find the GCF of the numerator and denominator; 3: 1,3

12:1,2,3,4,6,12

2. Divide the numerator and denominator by the GCF 3÷ 3=1

(fractional equivalent of one) 12÷ 3 4

So 3 written in simplest form is 1

12 4

HINT: If the numerator is one, then the fraction is in simplest form!

HINT: See if the numerator IS the GCF!

Name ___________________________________ Date __________________

Mrs. Labuski / Mrs. Rooney Per ___________ Lesson 4-5 Equivalent Fractions

VOCABULARY DEFINITION EXAMPLE

Equivalent

Fractions

Fractional

Equivalent of

One

Simplest Form

To write a fraction in simplest form 3

12

1. Find the GCF of the numerator and denominator; 3: 1,3

12:1,2,3,4,6,12

2. Divide the numerator and denominator by the GCF 3÷ 3=1

(fractional equivalent of one) 12÷ 3 4

So 3 written in simplest form is 1

12 4

HINT: If the numerator is one, then the fraction is in simplest form!

HINT: See if the numerator IS the GCF!