How do you know if the pair 4/2 and 20/6 form a proportion?

1 Answer
Jan 20, 2018

Answer:

If the two fractions equivalent

Explanation:

To see if there are equivalent reduce both to prime numbers. If the resulting fractions are the same the two fractions are equivalent.

# 4/2 = 2/1# # 20/6 = 10/3# so the two fractions are not equivalent.

Another way is to make the fractions equivalent by finding a common denominator. Multiply both sides by factors to reach a common denominator of 6.

# (4 xx 3)/( 2 xx 3)= (20 xx 1)/( 6 xx 1)# This gives

# 12/6 = 20/6# The two fractions are not equal so the fractions are not equivalent.