 # Subtract Fractions from Mixed Numbers

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Videos, examples, and solutions to help Grade 5 students learn how to subtract fractions from numbers between 1 and 2.

Common Core Standards: 5.NF.1, 5.NF.2

### New York State Common Core Math Module 3, Grade 5, Lesson 6

Lesson 6 Application Problem

The Napoli family combined two bags of dry cat food in a plastic container. One bag had 5/6 kg. The other bag had 3/4 kg. What was the total weight of the container after the bags were combined?

Lesson 6 Concept Development

Problem 1: 1 1/3 - 1/2

Problem 2: 1 1/5 - 1/3

Problem 3: 1 1/2 - 2/3

Problem 4: 1 3/4 - 4/5

Problem 5: 1 4/9 - 1/2

Lesson 6 Concept Development

Problem 1: 1 1/3 - 1/2

Lesson 6 Problem Set

1. For the following problems, draw a picture using the rectangular fraction model and write the answer.
a) 1 1/4 - 1/3
d) 1 2/5 - 1/2
9/7 - 3/4 Lesson 6 Homework

1. Find the difference. Use a rectangular fraction model to show how to convert to fractions with common denominators.
b) 3/2 - 5/6
e) 1 2/5 - 3/4

3. Jackson had 1 3/8 kg of fertilizer. He used some to fertilize a flower bed and he only had 2/3 kg left. How much fertilizer was used in the flower bed. Lesson 6 Homework

This video shows how to subtract fractions from values greater than one whole using picture diagrams and written expressions.
1. Find the difference. Use a rectangular fraction model to show how to convert to fractions with common denominators.
e) 1 2/5 - 3/4 = Lesson 6 Homework

2. Sam had 1 1/2 m of rope. He cut off 5/8 m and used it for a project. How much rope does Sam have left?

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