# Subtraction of Fractions

Are you finding the subtraction of fractions hard to solve in any Mathematical question?

In this lesson,

You will see and learn the step-by-step method for the subtraction of fractions in any Mathematical question.

#### ALSO SEE: How To Solve The Addition of Fractions

Take note.

A link for you to practice past exam questions on fractions is included at the end of this lesson.

## Question on subtraction of fraction

Let’s take an example.

QUESTION

3\frac{2}{3}\frac{1}{6}

### 1. Convert any mixed fraction to improper fraction

3\frac{2}{3} (mixed fraction)

CONVERTED

= \dfrac{11}{3} (improper fraction)

Therefore…

\dfrac{11}{3}\dfrac{1}{6}

• See How To Convert Mixed Fraction To Improper Fraction

### 2. Find the LCM of the denominators

The LCM of 3 and 6

= 6

• See How To Find the LCM of Fractions in Mathematics

\dfrac{}{6}

6 ÷ 3 = 2

6 ÷ 6 = 1

2 × 11 = 22

1 × 1 = 1

\dfrac{22-1}{6}

\dfrac{22-1}{6}

= \dfrac{21}{6}

### 8. Reduce to its lowest form

\dfrac{21}{6}

= \dfrac{7}{2}

• See How To Reduce Any Fraction To Its Lowest Form

## Test yourself

Click on the link below to practice exam past questions on fractions now.

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