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## Equivalent Fractions

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**Equivalent Fractions**Fractions in Lowest Terms and Fractions in Higher Terms 4.5 – 4.6 Mrs. Christman**Pizza**3/4 9/12 6/8**Multiply by 1**• 5 x 1 = • 235 x 1 = • 2/3 x 1 = • a x 1 = 5 235 2/3 a**Raising Fractions**• A man walks into the pizza store and orders a medium pizza. • The clerk asks “ Would you like that cut in 8 pieces or 6?” • The man replied “ Make it 6. I don’t think I can eat 8.”**Raising Fractions**• To raise fractions make the denominator larger. • Multiply numerator and denominator (top and bottom) of the fraction by the same number. • This is the same thing as multiplying by 1.**Raising Fractions**• Multiply numerator and denominator (top and bottom) of the fraction by the same number. • This is the same thing as multiplying by 1.**Raising Fractions**• Raise 3/8 to 56ths. • Multiply numerator and denominator (top and bottom) of the fraction by the same number.**Raising Fractions**• Raise 3/8 to 56ths. • Multiply numerator and denominator (top and bottom) of the fraction by the same number.**Fractions in Lowest Terms**• Opposite of raising. • Make the denominator smaller. • Find the greatest common factor (GCF) • Divide numerator and denominator by the GCF**Reducing Fractions**• Might take more than one step. • More than one way. • Divide numerator and denominator by the same number.**Reducing Fractions**• Divide numerator and denominator by the same number, GCF**Reducing Fractions**• Divide numerator and denominator by the same number.