Author Guera in Mathematics, 08.03.2018

Two equivalent fractions to 8/24

Answered by taskmasters

Equivalent fractions are fractions having the same value
even if they look different. Look different means they may not have the same
denominator or numerator but, when you multiply the top (numerator) and the
bottom (denominator) by the same integer, the fraction keeps its value. 
 Equivalent fractions can be simplified and written as the
same fraction for example, 18/27 = 6/9 = 2/3.
 
Example:
Two equivalent fractions of 8/24.
 

8/ 24 can also be 1/3. Why? How did it happen?
 
Simply, get the GCF, the Greatest Common Factor or  the GCD, Greatest common Divisor of both
numerator and denominator.
8 = 1, 2, 4, 8
24 = 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 24

8 is the greatest common factor of 8 and 24 so, _8   ÷  8_  = _1_ 
  24      8          3
 
8/24 is also equivalent to 2/6. 
Thus;8/24=2/6=1/3

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