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Subtraction of Fractions Help

By — McGraw-Hill Professional
Updated on Sep 21, 2011

Subtraction of Fractions

The rule for subtracting fractions is the same as the rule for adding fractions.

To subtract two fractions :

  • Step 1 Find the LCD of the fractions .
  • Step 2 Change the fractions to equivalent fractions in higher terms with the LCD .
  • Step 3 Subtract the numerators of the fractions .
  • Step 4 Reduce the answer if possible .

Examples

Example 1

Subtract Subtraction of Fractions

Solution 1

Subtraction of Fractions

Example 2

Subtract Subtraction of Fractions

Solution 2

Subtraction of Fractions

Subtraction of Fractions Practice Problems

Practice

Subtract:

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3. Subtraction of Fractions

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5. Subtraction of Fractions

Answers

1. Subtraction of Fractions

2. Subtraction of Fractions

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5. Subtraction of Fractions

Practice problems for these concepts can be found at: More Advanced Fractions Practice Test.

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