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Subtract Fractions

Subtract like and unlike fractions

1. 7/8 - 5/8 = _______ 2/8 or 1/4 (simplest form)
2. 9/12 - 3/12 = _______ 6/12 or 1/2 (simplest form)
3. 6/7 - 2/3 = ________ 4/21
4. 5/6 - 2/4 = ______ 4/12 or 1/3 (simplest form)
5. 8/9 - 2/4 = _____ 14/36 or 7/18 (simplest form)
6. 7/10 - 3/6 = _____ 6/30 or 1/5 (simplest form)
7. 3/4 - 2/8 = _____ 4/8 or 1/2 (simplest form)
8. There was 3/4 of a pad of paper on the counter. Greta used 3/5 of the pad to write thank you letters. What fraction of the pad of paper is left? She has 3/20 of the pad of paper left.
9. Sally has a piece of paper that is 11/12 inch long. She cuts 1/4 inch off. How long is the paper now? Sally has 8/12 inch left, or 2/3 inch left (simplest form)
10. Speedy Snail walked 4/9 of a meter. Super Snail walked 7/12. How much more did Super Snail walk than Speedy Snail? Super Snail walked 8/36 more of a meter, or 2/9 meter more. (Simplest form)
11. Sandra and Cassidy went to Sandra’s house after school. They found a blueberry pie in the fridge. Sandra ate 8/12 of the pie and Cassidy ate 4/8 of the pie. How much more pie did Sandra eat than Cassidy? Show your work and explain your answer. Sandra ate 4/24 more pie, or 1/6 more pie than Cassidy. (Use checklist and sample answer to check the written response)
Created by: HarrTeacher