# Equivalent Fractions Math Review

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## Different ways of representing the same fraction are called equivalent fractions.

For example...

Equivalent fractions can be formed by multiplying the numerator and
denominator by the *same* number.

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## Simplifying Fractions

To **simplify** a fraction means to write it with it's
smallest possible denominator. This is also called **cancelling**.
Here, you divide the numerator and denominator by the *same *number.

## Improper Fractions

An **improper fraction** has the numerator larger than
the denominator. To change an improper fraction to a **mixed number** divide
the numerator by the denominator. The remainder is written as a fraction
with the same denominator as the original improper fraction.

## Mixed Numbers

To change from a mixed number to an improper fraction multiply the whole number by the denominator and add the result to the numerator. This gives the numerator of the improper fraction. The denominator remains the same.

## Equivalent fractions problems for you to try.

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