5. Fractions

Lesson

Do you know how to find an equivalent fraction ?

Fill in the blank to find an equivalent fraction to \dfrac{1}{3}:

\dfrac{1}{3}= \dfrac{⬚}{6}

Worked Solution

Idea summary

Equivalent fractions look different but have the same value.

You need to multiply or divide both the numerator and the denominator of a fraction by the same number to work out the equivalent fraction.

How can we simplify fractions? This video shows us how.

Simplify the fraction \dfrac{14}{21}.

Worked Solution

Idea summary

To simplify a fraction, we want to make the numerator and denominator smaller. To do that, we need to divide them both by a **common factor**.