 # Subtracting Fractions

In this worksheet, students subtract fractions with the same denominator. Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Fractions and Decimals

Difficulty level:   ### QUESTION 1 of 10

When we add or subtract two fractions, they must be the same type.

This means that they must have the same bottom number, which we call the denominator.

Example

Work out:

 14 - 12 15 15

Both fractions have the same denominator. They are both 15ths.

 14 - 12 15 15

We can simply subtract the top numbers to get 14 - 12 = 2.

 = 14 - 12 15

 = 2 15

Remember that the bottom number stays the same.

Write the missing number.

 13 - 5 = ? 15 15 15

Write the missing number.

 3 - 2 = ? 11 11 11

Write the missing number.

 9 - 2 = 7 10 10 ?

Write the missing number.

 3 - 1 = ? 9 9 9

Write the missing number.

 12 - 6 = ? 14 14 14

Write the missing number.

 8 - 2 = 6 8 8 ?

Write the missing number.

 15 - 5 = ? 16 16 16

Write the missing number.

 19 - 2 = 17 22 22 ?

Write the missing number.

 12 - 7 = ? 13 13 13

Write the missing number.

 14 - 5 = ? 20 20 20
• Question 1

Write the missing number.

 13 - 5 = ? 15 15 15
8
EDDIE SAYS
13 - 5 = 8
• Question 2

Write the missing number.

 3 - 2 = ? 11 11 11
1
EDDIE SAYS
3 - 2 = 1
• Question 3

Write the missing number.

 9 - 2 = 7 10 10 ?
10
EDDIE SAYS
10ths subtracted from 10ths stay as 10ths.
• Question 4

Write the missing number.

 3 - 1 = ? 9 9 9
2
EDDIE SAYS
3 - 1 = 2
• Question 5

Write the missing number.

 12 - 6 = ? 14 14 14
6
EDDIE SAYS
12 - 6 = 6
• Question 6

Write the missing number.

 8 - 2 = 6 8 8 ?
8
EDDIE SAYS
8ths subtracted from 8ths stay as 8ths.
• Question 7

Write the missing number.

 15 - 5 = ? 16 16 16
10
EDDIE SAYS
15 - 5 = 10
• Question 8

Write the missing number.

 19 - 2 = 17 22 22 ?
22
EDDIE SAYS
22nds subtracted from 22nds stay as 22nds.
• Question 9

Write the missing number.

 12 - 7 = ? 13 13 13
5
EDDIE SAYS
12 - 7 = 5
• Question 10

Write the missing number.

 14 - 5 = ? 20 20 20
9
EDDIE SAYS
14 - 5 = 9
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