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DIY Maths: Subtracting fractions


In this module, you can study how to add and subtract fractions with like denominators, such as 3/4 - 1/4, and also with unlike denominators, such as 1/2 - 1/3. 


The six-minute video above reviews the meaning of fractions and then explains fraction addition. (If you want to skip to the review, start the video at 2:30.)

The video above explains how to subtract fractions.

Did you know?

When you change a denominator (the bottom part) of a fraction, you must also change the numerator (the top part) to keep the fraction worth the same amount. 

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