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Subtracting Fractions (with the same denominator)




 

Objective: I can subtract fractions with the same denominator.


When subtracting fractions with the same bottom number (denominator)

Step 1: Subtract the top numbers (numerator)

Step 2: Fill in the bottom number (denominator)


Example:

2/51/5 = 1/5



Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!
Subtract the fractions.

4/5 - 1/5 = /

4/9 - 2/9 = /

7/12 - 5/12 = /

5/8 - 3/8 = /

5/6 - 1/6 = /



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