Welcome to our Subtracting Fractions Worksheets page.

We have a range of worksheets designed to help students learn to subtract fractions with both like and unlike denominators.

Our sheets range in difficulty from easier supported sheets with like denominators to harder sheets with different denominators and improper fractions.

Here you will find support pages and our subtracting fraction calculator to help you to learn about how to subtract fractions.

Here you will find a selection of Fraction worksheets designed to help your child practice how to subtract fractions.

The sheets are carefully graded so that the easiest sheets come first, and the most difficult sheet is the last one.

Next to each sheet is a description of the math skills involved.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

- apply their understanding of equivalent fractions;
- subtract fractions with like denominators;
- subtract fractions with different denominators;
- subtract improper fractions with different denominators.

These skills and worksheets are aimed at 3rd through to 7th grade.

The easiest sheets with like denominators are suitable for 3rd graders (sheet 1)

The hardest sheets with subtracting improper fractions with different denominators are more suitable for 7th graders.

If you are looking to subtract fractions which have the same denominator, take a look at our sheets below.

Like Denominators

Sheet 1: the easiest sheet, no simplifying or converting needed.

Sheet 2: like denominators; simplifying needed.

Sheet 3: like denominators; simplifying and/or converting to a mixed number.

Sheet 1: easy to convert denominators with one denominator a multiple of the other; no simplifying or converting needed

Sheet 2: easy to convert denominators with one denominator a multiple of the other; simplifying needed

Sheet 3: easy to convert denominators; simplifying and/or converting to a mixed number needed

Sheet 4: harder to convert denominators; no simplifying or converting needed

Sheet 5: harder to convert denominators; simplifying needed

Sheet 6: harder to convert denominators; simplifying and/or converting needed

Take a look at some more of our resources similar to these.

Adding and subtracting fractions works differently from adding and subtracting integers or decimals.

If the two fractions have the same denominator, then it is quite easy to add or subtract the fractions by simply adding the numerators together.

If the fractions have different denominators, then they need to be changed into equivalent fractions with the same denominator before they can be added or subtracted.

The printable learning fractions pages below contains more support, examples and practice adding and subtracting fractions.

This is a pre-requisite for knowing how to add and subtract fractions.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

- develop an understanding of equivalent fractions;
- know when two fractions are equivalent;
- find a fraction that is equivalent to another.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

- multiply and divide fractions by whole numbers and other fractions;
- multiply and divide mixed fractions.

Our Least Common Multiple Calculator will find the lowest common multiple of 2 or more numbers.

It will tell you the best multiple to convert the denominators of the fractions you are subtracting into.

There are also some worked examples.

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