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## Understanding Equivalent Fractions with Visuals

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## Our Guide to Understanding Equivalent Fractions

###### What are Equivalent Fractions?

Equivalent fractions are fractions that represent the same part of a whole, even though they may look different. For example, 1/2 is equivalent to 2/4, 3/6, and so on.

###### Visualizing Equivalent Fractions

To understand equivalent fractions, it's helpful to visualize them using same-sized wholes divided into different numbers of equal parts.

###### Step-by-Step Explanation

**Identify the Whole:**Imagine a whole bar completely shaded in purple. This bar represents 1 whole.

**Divide the Whole:**If we want to find which bars represent 1/2, we can divide the whole bar into 2 equal sections. Shading one section represents 1/2.

**Compare Different Divisions:**Next, look at bars divided into more sections. For example, a bar divided into 4 sections, where 2 sections are shaded (2/4), is equivalent to 1/2.

Similarly, a bar divided into 6 sections with 3 shaded (3/6) is also equivalent to 1/2.

**Identify Non-equivalent Fractions:**A bar divided into 5 sections with 3 shaded (3/5) is not equivalent to 1/2 because it covers more than half.

A bar divided into 3 sections with 1 shaded (1/3) is also not equivalent to 1/2 as it covers less than half.

###### Key Points

**1/2 = 2/4:**When you divide the bar into 4 sections and shade 2, it represents the same amount as shading 1 out of 2 sections.**1/2 = 3/6:**Dividing the bar into 6 sections and shading 3 also represents the same amount as shading 1 out of 2 sections.

Understanding equivalent fractions becomes intuitive when you visualize how dividing a whole into different parts still represents the same fraction of that whole, as long as the proportion remains the same.

Discovering equivalent fractions can be fascinating, especially when using visuals to illustrate the concept. If you're looking for the best resource online to grasp this topic, Khan Academy provides an excellent explanation on equivalent fractions using same-sized wholes. You can watch their video embedded below to get a detailed walkthrough: