# Are They Equal

## Worksheet Description

This worksheet is designed to help students practice comparing fractions and determining whether they are equivalent using cross multiplication. The example provided demonstrates how to cross multiply the numerator of one fraction with the denominator of the other fraction and vice versa to compare the products. This method helps students decide if the fractions are equivalent without converting them to a common denominator. The worksheet offers sixteen problems where students must use cross multiplication to compare two fractions and then write “Yes” if the fractions are equivalent or “No” if they are not.

The worksheet educates students on how to evaluate the equivalency of two fractions without finding a common denominator or simplifying the fractions. By using cross multiplication, students can quickly determine if two fractions represent the same proportion. This skill is crucial for understanding the concept of equivalent fractions, which is foundational for more complex mathematical operations such as simplifying algebraic expressions and solving equations involving fractions. The worksheet is intended to reinforce students’ understanding of fractions and improve their ability to work with different representations of the same numerical value.