Subtracting fractions with like denominators - Fractions

Subtracting fractions with like denominators

In this section, we will subtract fractions with like denominators using subtraction statements. When subtracting fractions with like denominators, we subtract the numerators; however, the denominators stay the same. As shown in section on adding fractions with like denominators, we will write our answers in lowest terms by first finding the greatest common factor (GCF) of both the numerator and denominator and then dividing both the numerator and denominator by this GCF.

Lessons

Notes:

In this lesson, we will learn:

  • Subtracting Fractions With Small Numbers
  • Word Problems: Subtracting Fractions
  • Subtracting Fractions With Large Numbers
  • Intro Lesson
    How to simplify fractions?
  • 1.
    Subtracting Fractions With Small Numbers
    Subtract. Then, simplify when possible.
  • 4.
    Subtracting Fractions With Large Numbers
    Subtract. Then, simplify when possible.
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Subtracting fractions with like denominators

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