Equivalent fractions represent equal amounts. For example, suppose you wanted to spend 1/2 of the $24 in your wallet. You could split the $24 into two equal $12 pieces and spend one of the two pieces. Equivalently, you could split the $24 into four equal $6 pieces and spend two of the four pieces. The ﬁrst time, you are spending 1/2 of your money, while the second time you are spending 2/ 4. Both times, however, you spend $12! The list of fractions equivalent to 1 2 is literally endless.
That is: 1/2 = 2/ 4 = 12/24 ==