To subtract Fractions with same denominators **( Like Fractions )**, we subtract the numerators and write the difference over the same denominator.

To subtract Fractions with different denominators **(** **Unlike Fractions )**, first we have to change the Unlike Fractions, into equivalent Like Fractions, and then subtract the two equivalent Like Fractions

### Examples on Subtracting Fractions with like Denominators ( Like Fractions )

**Example 1**

Find the difference of 11/10 and 3/10 and reduce to its lowest term.

**Solution**

= (11-3)/10

= 8/10

Simplifying further,

HCF of 8 and 10 is 2

Dividing both Numerator and Denominator by their HCF i.e,

Hence, the difference of 11/10 and 3/10 = 4/5

**Example 2**

Find the difference of 11/8 and 5/8 and reduce to its lowest term.

**Solution**

= (11-5)/8

= 6/8

Simplifying further,

HCF of 6 and 8 is 2

Dividing both Numerator and Denominator by their HCF i.e,

Hence, the difference of 11/8 and 5/8 = 3/4

### Examples on Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators ( Unlike Fractions )

**Example 1**

Find the difference of 13/6 and 4/3 and reduce to its lowest term.

**Solution**

To find the difference of Unlike Fraction

Firstly, we have to change the Unlike Fraction into equivalent Like Fraction, and then subtract the two equivalent Like Fraction

Take LCM of 6 and 3 is 6

Converting the Unlike Fraction into Equivalent Like Fraction

Hence, the difference of 13/6 and 4/3 = 5/6

**Example 2**

Find the difference of 5/2 and 5/3 and reduce to its lowest term.

**Solution**

To find the difference of Unlike Fraction

Firstly, we have to change the Unlike Fraction into equivalent Like Fraction, and then subtract the two equivalent Like Fraction

Take LCM of 2 and 3 is 6

Converting the Unlike Fraction into Equivalent Like Fraction