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4.5 Equivalent Fractions

Equivalent Fractions Defined Fractions that name the same amount. Example:

Writing Equivalent Fractions Multiply or Divide the numerator and denominator of a fraction by the same nonzero number.

Simplest Form Defined A fraction is in simplest form when the only common factor of the numerator and denominator is 1.

Using GCF to simplify a fraction Divide both the numerator and denominator by their GCF.

Problem Solving A store stocks 12 types of blue pens, 6 types of black pens, and 2 types of red pens. In simplest form, what fraction of the pens are blue?

Homework P. 178 #10-17all

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