# Question #edbb3

##### 1 Answer

Multiply top and bottom by the same number to get a new fraction which is equivalent to the original fraction.

#### Explanation:

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We can repeat this for any real number, eg 5 and 10,

But *why* can we do this? If you look at all the multiplying factors you will see that each one is a number divided by itself:

And

So three equivalent fractions are

It should be noted that there are in fact an infinite number of equivalent fractions which can be found like this.