Review and work through some of these examples of subtracting fractions. Feel free to use the fraction calculators and resources available on this website to help with grasping the concepts.

### How to Subtract Fractions?

Example: For subtracting the fractions ^{10}/_{15} and ^{1}/_{5}, you must first modify the fractions so that the denominators are the same. For these two fractions, the result would be ^{10}/_{15} and ^{3}/_{15}.

The second step is to subtract the numerators of the two fractions to find the numerator of the answer,

10 - 3 = 7.

The difference is ^{7}/_{15}

### 1/2 - 1/4

Example: For subtracting the fractions ^{1}/_{2} and ^{1}/_{4}, you must first modify the fractions so that the denominators are the same. For these two fractions, the result would be ^{2}/_{4} and ^{1}/_{4}.

The second step is to subtract the numerators of the two fractions to find the numerator of the answer,

2 - 1 = 1.

The difference is ^{1}/_{4}

### 2/3 - 1/4

Example: For subtracting the fractions ^{2}/_{3} and ^{1}/_{4}, you must first modify the fractions so that the denominators are the same. For these two fractions, the result would be ^{8}/_{12} and ^{3}/_{12}.

The second step is to subtract the numerators of the two fractions to find the numerator of the answer,

8 - 3 = 5.

The difference is ^{5}/_{12}

### 3/4 - 1/2

Example: For subtracting the fractions ^{3}/_{4} and ^{1}/_{2}, you must first modify the fractions so that the denominators are the same. For these two fractions, the result would be ^{3}/_{4} and ^{2}/_{4}.

The second step is to subtract the numerators of the two fractions to find the numerator of the answer,

3 - 2 = 1.

The difference is ^{1}/_{4}