To subtracts **Like Fractions**, we subtract the numerators and write the difference over the same denominator.

To subtracts **Unlike Fractions**, first we have to change the Unlike Fractions, into equivalent Like Fractions, and then subtract the two equivalent Like Fractions

**Example on Subtraction of Like Fractions**

**QUESTION**

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 =

**Example on Subtraction of Unlike Fractions**

**QUESTION**

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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