Subtracting Fractions Examples

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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