**Question 1: **Check whether

$\frac{45}{25}$ is equivalent to

$\frac{5}{8}$ ?

** Solution: **

The given fractions are a = $\frac{45}{25}$ and b = $\frac{5}{8}$

Lets simplify it to the lowest form

a = $\frac{45}{25}$ = $\frac{9}{5}$

b = $\frac{5}{8}$

Here a $\neq$ b

i.e., $\frac{9}{5}$ $\neq$ $\frac{5}{8}$

Hence the two fractions are not equivalent.

**Question 2: **Check whether

$\frac{117}{143}$ is equivalent to

$\frac{9}{11}$ ?

** Solution: **

The given fractions are a = $\frac{117}{143}$ and b = $\frac{9}{11}$

Lets simplify it to the lowest form

a = $\frac{117}{143}$ = $\frac{9}{11}$

b = $\frac{9}{11}$

Here a = b

i.e., $\frac{117}{143}$ = $\frac{9}{11}$

Hence the two fractions are equivalent.