Fractions that are equal when they are simplified to their simplest expression.

### Example

The fractions \(\frac{12}{18}\) and \(\frac{10}{15}\) are equivalent, because they are both equivalent to the rational number \(\frac{2}{3}\).

Fractions that are equal when they are simplified to their simplest expression.

The fractions \(\frac{12}{18}\) and \(\frac{10}{15}\) are equivalent, because they are both equivalent to the rational number \(\frac{2}{3}\).