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How to subtract like fractions?

Free printable and online worksheets to help Grade 5 students practice subtracting like fractions or fractions with the same denominators.

There are two printable worksheets. The first will introduce subtracting like fractions and reducing is not required. The second will subtracting like terms and reducing when necessary.

There are also some online worksheets and word problems for further practice.

Subtracting like fractions involves subtracting fractions that have the same denominator.

Step 1: Make sure the fractions have the same denominator.
Step 2: Subtract the numerators.
Since the fractions have the same denominator, subtract the numerators (the top parts of the fractions) from each other while keeping the denominator the same. Write the result as a new fraction with the common denominator.
Step 3: Simplify, if needed.
Check here if you need to review how to simplify fractions.

Subtract 3/5 from 4/5.
Step 1: The fractions have the same denominator (5).
Step 2: Subtract the numerators: 4 - 3 = 1. So the result is 1/5.
Step 3: The fraction 1/5 is already in its simplest form, so no further simplification is needed.
So, 4/5 - 3/5 = 1/5.

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Have a look at this video if you need to review how to subtract like fractions.

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Subtract Like Fractions Worksheet

More Subtract Like Fractions Worksheets

(Answers on the second page.)
Subtract Like Fractions Worksheet #1 (no need simplify)
Subtract Like Fractions Worksheet #2 (no need simplify)
Subtract Like Fractions Worksheet #3 (need to simplify)
Subtract Like Fractions Worksheet #4 (need to simplify)
Subtract Like Fractions Worksheet #5 (difference > 1)

Subtract Like Fractions (no need to simplify)
Add/Subtract Like Fractions (need to simplify)

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Subtract Like Fractions Word Problems

  1. Johnny has a rope that is 5/8 of a meter long. He cuts off 1/8 of a meter. How much rope is left?

  2. Sandy ate 1/6 of a candy bar. John ate 5/6 of it. How much more of the candy bar did John eat than Sandy?

  3. Sarah had a pizza with 8 slices. She ate 3/8 of the pizza. How much pizza is left?

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