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How to Subtract Fractions

In order to subtract fractions you need to have the SAME DENOMINATOR:


Let's say you have to subtract
3/2 - 4/5


As you can see, the denominators are different, therefore I need to use some math to make them equal. I will multiply the first fraction by 5 (top and bottom) and the second fraction by 2 (top and denominator)


I get:


3(5)/2(5) - 4(2)/5(2)


15/10 - 8/10


Now I have the same denominator (10) and I can subtract the top
(15 -8)= 7 and keep the same denominator.


My final answer is 7/10