Subtracting Fractions With Like Denominators Practice

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Question 1

What is the resulting fraction when we subtract 5/8 with 1/8. Give the answer in the simplest form.


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Select and check your answer...

A. 4/8
B. 3/4
C. 2/8
D. 1/2

Step by Step Solution

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    Step 1

    Let's write down these fractions:

    Fractions have like denominators

    From here, we can see that we are dealing with fractions with like denominators.

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    Step 2

    Since the denominators are the same, we can just subtract the numerators together and keep the denominators the same. This is illustrated below:

    Substract the fractions to get (5-1)/8
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    Step 3

    Now, by subtracting 5 with 1, we have the fraction as 4/8:

    The fraction, 4/8
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    Step 4

    Notice that we can simplify this fraction, by dividing both the numerator and denominator with 4. This gives the fraction, 1/2:

    Simplify the fraction
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    Step 5

    Here, we can no longer able to further simplify 1/2. Therefore, the answer is D.