Cutting the cake into six equal pieces and eating two is equivalent to cutting the cake into three equal pieces and eating one. You eat the same amount of cake in both cases.
If the cake is cut into equal pieces, how many will we have to eat in order to have the equivalent of of the cake?
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, and are all equivalent fractions.
is equivalent to because the top and bottom numbers have been multiplied by .
is equivalent to because the top and bottom numbers have been divided by .