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What fraction is equivalent to 1/2?
Equivalent fractions are those fractions that may have different numerators and denominators but they represent the same value. All equivalent fractions get reduced to the same fraction in their simplest form.
Answer: The equivalent fractions of 1/2 are 2/4, 3/6, 4/8, 6/12, and so on.
Let us see how to find the equivalent fractions of 1/2 and see what is equivalent to 1/2.
Equivalent Fractions of 1/2
Equivalent fractions can be written by multiplying or dividing both the numerator and the denominator by the same number. This is the reason why these fractions get reduced to the same number when they are simplified. So, let us find out the fractions equal to 1/2.
Let us understand the two ways in which we can make equivalent fractions:
- Multiply the numerator and the denominator by the same number. In this case, if we multiply the numerator and denominator of 1/2 by 2, we get 2/4. Similarly, if we multiply the numerator and denominator of 1/2 by 3, we get 3/6. Using this method, we can get the equivalent fractions of 1/2.
- Divide the numerator and the denominator by the same number. In this case, 1/2 is already in the reduced form, but 2/4, 3/6, 4/8, and such fractions get reduced to 1/2.
The above figure shows which fraction is equivalent to 1/2. Similarly, we can get more such equivalent fractions of 1/2.
Thus, 3/6, 6/12, and 4/8 are equal to 1/2, when simplified. Hence they are all equivalent to 1/2.