What is Equal Shares?
Equal shares of a group of objects:
When shares are equal, each share or group has the same number of objects. Equal shares can be done in many ways depending upon the number of shares or portions we want to create.
For example, 10 kites can be equally grouped as follows:
There are 10 kites.
There are 5 groups.
Each group has 2 kites.
There are 10 kites.
There are 2 groups.
Each group has 5 kites.
Examples and nonexamples of equal shares of a group of objects:
Equal Shares 
Unequal Shares 
Each group has 3 items, so it shows equal shares.  All groups show a different number of items, so it does not show equal shares. 
Equal shares of a whole:
We can also make equal shares of a whole by dividing it into equal parts.
A whole could be divided horizontally, vertically or diagonally to get equal shares. An example of cutting an object in equal shares is cutting a pizza or a cake into equal slices.
Examples and nonexamples of equal shares of a whole:
Equal Shares  Unequal Shares 
Example: Distribute 1 cake equally among 4 friends.
As 1 cake needs to be divided among 4 people, we use 1 in the numerator and 4 in the denominator.
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