## Proportions

**Overview**: A proportion is two fractions that equal the same thing. You will be learning how to tell whether or not two fractions are a proportionate or not. You will also learn how to reduce fractions.

## This is a proportion

**Step 1**: Write the equation.

**Step 2**: Simplify each fraction, you do this by dividing the numerator and denominator by this same number until it can't go any farther without turning it into a fraction( by the way you don't have to divide by the same number every time). In this case you can not reduce 1/2 because you can't divide 1 or 2 by anything and get a whole number but you can reduce 2/4 by dividing by 2 to make 1/2.