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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:  

Worksheet Overview

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.



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


= 2


Remember that the bottom number stays the same.

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