Subtracting fractions calculator
This subtracting fractions calculator will help you strengthen your skills of subtracting fractions.
Remember the following rules when subtracting fractions:
Rule #1: Never add denominators
Rule #2: Subtract only the numerators
Rule #3: Subtract the numerators only and only if
the denominators are the same
6/2 - 1/2 = 5/2
1/2 - 1/3 = ?
You cannot subtract the numerators because the denominators are not the same
Look for equivalent fractions to make the denominators the same before subtracting the numerators
1/2 - 1/3 = 3/6 - 2/6 = 1/6
If one denominator divide the other denominator, the calculator below will use the highest denominator as the common denominator. That is how I made it because it keeps your calculation simple.
3/8 - 1/4
4 divide 8, so you can choose 8 as a common denominator
3/8 - 1/4 = 3/8 - 1/4 = 3/8 - 2/8 = 1/8
Also, the calculator will not reduce the answer. I am still working on a calculator that will reduce fractions.Stay tune!
Still struggling with fractions? Get rid of your fears and frustrations once and for all!
Buy my ebook. It offers a thorough coverage of fractions!
Mar 27, 17 09:34 AM
Learn how to estimate quotients using multiples with this easy to follow lesson.
New math lessons
Your email is safe with us. We will only use it to inform you about new math lessons.