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

### 3. Write the LCM as your new denominator

\dfrac{}{6}

### 4. Divide the LCM by each denominator

6 ÷ 3 = 2

6 ÷ 6 = 1

### 5. Multiply the answer by their numerator

2 × 11 =22

1 × 1 = 1

### 6. Write the answers as new numerators

\dfrac{22-1}{6}

### 7. Subtract the new numerators

\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

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