Subtracting Like Denominators

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					Fractions VIII Subtracting Like Denominators
By Monica Yuskaitis

Parts of a Fraction

3 4

= the number of parts = the total number of parts that equal a whole

Parts of a Fraction

3 4

= numerator = denominator

Subtracting Like Denominators
Only subtract the numerators

4 - 1 3 = 4 4 4

1/4 1/4 1/4 1/4

Subtract these fractions 1/5 1/5 1/5 1/5

4 - 1 3 = 5 5 5

Subtract these fractions 1/4
3 - 1 2 = 4 4 4

1/4

1/4

Simplify Your Answer
2 2 1 ÷ = 4 2 2

Subtract these fractions
1 6 1 6 1 6 1 6 1 6

5 - 2 = 3 6 6 6

Simplify Your Answer
3 3 1 ÷ = 6 3 2

Subtract these fractions
1 6 1 6 1 6 1 6

4 - 2 = 2 6 6 6

Simplify Your Answer
2 2 1 ÷ = 6 2 3

Subtract these fractions
5 - 3 = 2 12 12 12

Simplify Your Answer
2 2 1 ÷ = 12 2 6

Subtract these fractions
9 - 3 = 6 10 10 10

Simplify Your Answer
6 2 3 ÷ = 10 2 5

Subtract these fractions
4 - 3 =41 4 9 9 9

Subtract these fractions
7 - 1 =56 5 8 8 8

Simplify Your Answer
6 2 3 5 ÷ =5 8 2 4

Subtract these fractions
8 - 3 2 =16 4 9 9 9

Simplify Your Answer
6 3 2 1 ÷ =1 9 3 3


				
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