### Expansion of Fractions

Expansion of Fractions

The process of making the unit fraction smaller is called expansion. You may say, ‘How is it that the process of fraction becoming smaller is called expansion, isn’t this strange?’

We will find out;

Let’s take into account the fraction ; \( \displaystyle \frac{2}{3} \)

The unit fraction of \( \displaystyle \frac{2}{3} \) is \( \displaystyle \frac{1}{3} \)

Let’s expand the fraction by 2 without changing it’s value. I will carry out the expansion with multiplication. We know this; when we multiply a unit/ a thing by 1, it remains the same, it doesn’t change. So in fact, we do not multiply with 2 but we multiply with 1.

The process of making the unit fraction smaller is called expansion. You may say, ‘How is it that the process of fraction becoming smaller is called expansion, isn’t this strange?’

We will find out;

Let’s take into account the fraction ; \( \displaystyle \frac{2}{3} \)

The unit fraction of \( \displaystyle \frac{2}{3} \) is \( \displaystyle \frac{1}{3} \)

Let’s expand the fraction by 2 without changing it’s value. I will carry out the expansion with multiplication. We know this; when we multiply a unit/ a thing by 1, it remains the same, it doesn’t change. So in fact, we do not multiply with 2 but we multiply with 1.