﻿ Subtraction of Like Fractions with Same Denominator

# Subtraction of Like Fractions with Same Denominator

## Subtraction of Like Fractions with Same Denominators - Sub Topics

• What are Like Fractions?
• Subtraction of Like Fractions with Same Denominators
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## What are Like Fractions?

Like fractions are fractions that have the same denominator. When fractions have the same denominators, it means they represent parts of a whole that are divided into the same number of equal parts.

### Examples of Like Fractions

1/4, 2/4, 5/4 and 6/4 are all like fractions, whose denominators equals to 4.

## Subtraction of Like Fractions with Same Denominators

When subtracting like fractions, we subtract the numerators and keep the denominators the same.

To subtract fractions, which are fractions with the same denominator, follow these steps:

Step 1: Identify the denominators of the fractions. Ensure that they are the same.

Step 2: Subtract the numerators of the fractions while keeping the denominator the same.

Step 3: Simplify the resulting fraction, if necessary, by reducing it to its simplest form.

Let's illustrate these steps with an example:

Subtract 3/5 from 7/5

Step 1: The denominators of both fractions are 5, so they are already the same.

Step 2: Subtract the numerators: 7 - 3 = 4. Keep the denominator as 5.

Step 3: The result is 4/5, which is already in its simplest form.

Therefore, 7/5 - 3/5 = 4/5.