Subtracting Fractions

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Lesson Objective
In this lesson, we will learn about subtracting fractions. Here, we will be using some examples to explain this lesson.
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About This Lesson
The basic idea behind subtracting fractions is the same as adding fractions. So, once you know how to add fractions, it is very easy to subtract fractions.

In this lesson, we will learn how to subtract fractions that involve:
  1. proper fractions with like denominators
  2. proper fractions with unlike denominators
  3. proper and mixed fractions with unlike denominators
The study tips and math video below will explain more.
subtracting fractions

Study Tips

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Tip #1
The adding fractions lesson covered the basics that you need to know. Feel free to go through that lesson if you are not sure how to add fractions.

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Practice Questions & More

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Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Now, let's try some MCQ questions to understand this lesson better.

You can start by going through the series of questions on subtracting fractions or pick your choice of question below.
  1. Question 1 on subtracting fractions with like denominators
  2. Question 2 on subtracting fractions with unlike denominators
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