1.7.1 Try some yourself
The diagram below shows an oatmeal cake marked into 12 equal portions. I want to give my sister a third of the cake. Where could I cut the cake, and what would be left over?
(There are several other ways of cutting the cake into one-third (4 portions) and two-thirds (8 portions).)
Which two of the following fractions are equivalent to each other?
Only and are equivalent fractions, since .
(Notice that neither , which is , nor , which is , are equivalent to .)