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My 9 yr old son, in 4th grade, has a story problem involving fractions that he can't explain the answer to. The question is: Margot says the value of a fraction doesn't change if you do the same thing to the numerator and denominator. Margot says that she added 2 to both the numerator and denominator in 1/4 and got 3/6. Therefore she says that 1/4 = 3/6. How could you explain or show Margot that she is wrong?

We know that she would have to multiply instead of add, but we can't explain why. Can someone help us?

We know that she would have to multiply instead of add, but we can't explain why. Can someone help us?

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