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How to Subtract Fractions

We have already learned the three operations on fractions namely addition, multiplication, and division. In this post, we are going to learn the last elementary operation: subtraction. If you have mastered addition of fractions, this will not be a problem for you because the process is just the same. Let’s subtract fractions!

Example 1: \displaystyle \frac{8}{15} - \frac{3}{15}.

Solution

The given is a similar fraction (fraction whose denominators are the same), so just like in addition, we just perform the operation on the numerators. Therefore, we just have to subtract the numerator and copy the denominator. That is,  Continue Reading