# Subtract Mixed Numbers with Unlike Denominators & Regrouping Worksheet

Free printable and online worksheets to help Grade 5 students practice subtracting mixed mixed numbers.

We have four groups of worksheets for subtracting mixed numbers.
Subtract Mixed Numbers (like denominators, no regrouping)
Subtract Mixed Numbers (like denominators, regrouping)
Subtract Mixed Numbers (unlike denominators, no regrouping)
Subtract Mixed Numbers (unlike denominators, regrouping)

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

### How to subtract mixed numbers with unlike denominators & regrouping?

Step 1: Subtract the fractions.
If the denominators of the fractions are different then you need to convert the fractions to equivalent fractions with a common denominator. Check here if you need to review how to do that.
If the numerator of the first fraction is less than the numerator of the second fraction then you need to regroup the first fraction.
Subtract (or borrow) 1 from the whole number portion of the first fraction.
Convert the 1 into an equivalent fraction with the same denominator as the given fraction.
Add the equivalent fraction to the first fraction.
Now subtract the two fractions.
Step 2: Subtract the whole numbers.
Step 3: Add the results from step 1 and step 2 to get the final answer.

For example:
5 1/2 - 2 2/3
Step 1: Subtract the fractions.
Since the denominators of the fractions are different, you need to convert to equivalent fractions with a common denominator.
1/2 = 3/6
2/6 = 4/6
Since the first fraction is less than the second fraction, you need to regroup the first fraction.
Subtract 1 from 5 to get 4.
Convert the 1 to 6/6 and add to the first fraction.
6/6 + 3/6 = 9/6
Subtract the fractions: 9/6 - 4/6 = 5/6
Step 2: Subtract the whole numbers.
4 - 2 = 2
Step 3: The answer is then 2 5/6.

Have a look at this video if you need to review how to subtract mixed numbers with unlike denominators.

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### More Subtract Mixed Numbers Worksheets

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Subtract Mixed Numbers Worksheet (like denominators, no regrouping)
Subtract Mixed Numbers Worksheet (like denominators, with regrouping)
Subtract Mixed Numbers Worksheet (unlike denominators, no regrouping)
Subtract Mixed Numbers Worksheet (unlike denominators, with regrouping)

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### Subtract Mixed Numbers Unlike Denominators Word Problems

1. Rachel spent 3 1/2 hours studying on Friday evening and 2 2/3 hours on Saturday. How much longer did she study on Friday than on Saturday.
2. Michael had 4 2/3 kg of fertilizer. He used 2 3/4 to fertilize a flower bed. How much fertilizer did he have left?
3. Jean jogged around the lake in 1 3/5 hours. William jogged for 2 1/2 hour. How much longer did William jog compare to Jean?

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