# The following fractions represent just three different numbers. Separate them into three groups of equivalent fractions, by changing each one to its simplest form.

(a) 2/12 (b) 3/15 (c) 8/50 (d) 16/100 (e) 10/60 (f) 15/75 (g)12/60 (h) 16/96 (i)12/75 (j) 12/72 (k) 3/18 (l) 4/25

**Solution:**

We use the concepts of fractions, reduce fractions, and equivalent fractions to separate the given fractions into groups of equivalent fractions.

(a) 2/12

Reducing 2/12 to its simplest form by dividing both the numerator and the denominator by 2, we get 2/12 = 1/6.

(b) 3/15

Reducing 3/15 to its simplest form by dividing both the numerator and the denominator by 3, we get 3/15 = 1/5.

(c) 8/50

Reducing 8/50 to its simplest form by dividing both the numerator and the denominator by 2, we get 8/50 = 4/25.

(d) 16/100

Reducing 16/100 to its simplest form by dividing both the numerator and the denominator by 4, we get 16/100 = 4/25.

(e) 10/60

Reducing 10/60 to its simplest form by dividing both the numerator and the denominator by 10, we get 10/60 = 1/6.

(f) 15/75

Reducing 15/75 to its simplest form by dividing both the numerator and the denominator by 15, we get 15/75 = 1/5.

(g) 12/60

Reducing 12/60 to its simplest form by dividing both the numerator and the denominator by 12, we get 12/60 = 1/5.

(h) 16/96

Reducing 16/96 to its simplest form by dividing both the numerator and the denominator by 16, we get 16/96 = 1/6.

(i) 12/75

Reducing 12/75 to its simplest form by dividing both the numerator and the denominator by 3, we get 12/75 = 4/25.

(j) 12/72

Reducing 12/72 to its simplest form by dividing both the numerator and the denominator by 12, we get 12/72 = 1/6.

(k) 3/18

Reducing 3/18 to its simplest form by dividing both the numerator and the denominator by 3, we get 3/18 = 1/6.

(l) 4/25

We cannot reduce 4/25 since it is already in its simplest form.

Now grouping the above fractions into equivalent fractions, we have (a) 2/12, (e) 10/60 (h) 16/96 (j) 12/72 and (k) 3/18 in the group of 1/6, (b) 3/15, (f) 15/75 and (g) 12/60 in the group of 1/5 and (c) 8/50, (d) 16/100, (I) 12/75 and (l) 4/25 in the group of 4/25.

NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Maths Chapter 7 Exercise 7.4 Question 6

## The following fractions represent just three different numbers. Separate them into three groups of equivalent fractions, by changing each one to its simplest form. (a) 2/12 (b) 3/15 (c) 8/50 (d) 16/100 (e) 10/60 (f) 15/75 (g) 12/60 (h) 16/96 (i) 12/75 (j) 12/72 (k) 3/18 (l) 4/25

**Summary:**

After grouping the above fractions into equivalent fractions, we have (a) 2/12, (e) 10/60, (h) 16/96, (j) 12/72, and (k) 3/18 in the group of 1/6, (b) 3/15, (f) 15/75 and (g) 12/60 in the group of 1/5 and (c) 8/50, (d) 16/100, (i) 12/75 and (l) 4/25 in the group of 4/25.

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