Fractions Visualizing equivalent fractions: To understand equivalent fractions it helps to "see" the fractions using something like a grid with shaded and unshaded sections representing the fraction. Equivalent fraction word problem example: Your teachers will tell you that being able to apply (or put to use) concepts helps you to learn them better. Here's a word problem in which you have to apply your knowledge of equivalent fractions. Equivalent fraction word problem example 3: We're comparing fractions using the info given in this word problem. Can you find the equivalent one? Equivalent fraction word problem example 3: We're comparing fractions using the info given in this word problem. Can you find the equivalent one? How to add fractions that have different denominators: To solve this problem, we need to find the least common multiple to get at the common denominator. Can you help? We bet you can! Example of subtracting fractions with unlike denominators: If you conquered adding fractions with different denominators, then subtracting fractions will be a snap. Don't worry...we'll take it slow and explain every step.