Subtraction of Like Fractions – To subtracts Like Fractions, we subtract the numerators and write the difference over the same denominator.
Subtraction of Unlike Fractions – To subtracts Unlike Fractions, first we have to change the Unlike Fractions, into equivalent Like Fractions, and then subtract the two equivalent Like Fractions
Subtraction of Like Fractions Examples
QUESTION – 1
Find the difference of and reduce to its lowest term.
EXPLANATION
Difference of Like Fraction =
Difference of Like Fraction =
Difference of Like Fraction =
On simplifying further,
HCF of 3 and 6 is 3
Dividing both Numerator and Denominator by their HCF i.e, 3
=
Hence, the difference of =
Subtraction of Unlike Fractions Examples
QUESTION – 1
Find the difference of .
EXPLANATION
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
LCM of 6 and 3 is 6
Converting the Unlike Fraction into Equivalent Like Fraction
We have to multiply Numerator and Denominator of by 1
=
We have to multiply Numerator and Denominator of by 2
=
Now – =
Hence, the difference of =
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 Proper Fraction  Improper Fraction  Mixed Fraction
 Like Fractions & Unlike Fractions
 Unit Fraction
 Fraction in Simplest Form
 Finding Fraction of a Whole Number
 Comparing Fractions
 What is an Equivalent Fraction
 Finding Equivalent Fraction with given Denominator
 Finding Equivalent Fraction with given Numerator
 Convert Mixed Fraction to Improper Fraction
 Convert Improper Fraction to Mixed Fraction
 Addition of Like Fractions and Unlike Fractions
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