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Subtracting Fractions

In this worksheet, students subtract fractions with the same denominator.

'Subtracting Fractions' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Number: Fractions and Decimals

Curriculum subtopic:  Add/Subtract Fractions

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

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

 

Answer

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
CORRECT ANSWER
8
EDDIE SAYS
13 - 5 = 8
  • Question 2

Write the missing number.

 

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

Write the missing number.

 

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

Write the missing number.

 

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

Write the missing number.

 

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

Write the missing number.

 

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

Write the missing number.

 

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

Write the missing number.

 

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

Write the missing number.

 

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

Write the missing number.

 

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