Fractions 1 - Equivalent Fractions

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Lesson Summary:

This lesson covers the meaning of fractions, and how to identify the numerator and denominator in a fraction. It also dives into the concept of equivalent fractions which are used to reduce fractions and add them. The special cases of fractions with 0 in numerator or denominator or 1 in the denominator are explained. The video shows how to make equivalent fractions by multiplying the numerator and denominator by the same number and provides examples.

Lesson Description:

Meaning of Fractions, Equivalent Fractions, Fractions with 0 in numerator or denominator, fractions with 1 in the denominator.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • What is a fraction?
  • What are equivalent fractions?
  • How do you reduce fractions?
  • What is a visual way of understanding fractions?
  • What does a/a equal?
  • What does a/1 equal?
  • What does 0/a equal?
  • What happens when you divide by 0?
  • What are some fractions that are equivalent to 1/2?
  • How can you rewrite 4/9 with a denominator of 45?
  • How can you rewrite 4/7 with a denominator of 42?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson is a very basic introduction to fractions and what it means to have a fraction. Some special cases of fractions are explained, reducing fractions is covered, and finally, you will see what it means to have equivalent fractions both visually with pieces of a pie as well as with fractions.