### Expansion of Fractions

Expansion of Fractions

The process of making a 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?’

Let’s find out;

Let the fraction be; \( \displaystyle \frac{2}{3} \)

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

Let’s expand this fraction by 2 without changing its value. We will carry out the expansion with multiplication. We know this; when we multiply a unit/ a number 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 a 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?’

Let’s find out;

Let the fraction be; \( \displaystyle \frac{2}{3} \)

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

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