# ISEE Middle Level Quantitative : How to subtract fractions

## Example Questions

### Example Question #2051 : Common Core Math: Grade 5

Solve:

Explanation:

In order to solve this problem, we first have to find common denominators.

Now that we have common denominators, we can subtract the fractions. Remember, when we add and subtract fractions, we only add or subtract the numerator.

### Example Question #21 : How To Subtract Fractions

Solve:

Explanation:

In order to solve this problem, we first have to find common denominators.

Now that we have common denominators, we can subtract the fractions. Remember, when we add and subtract fractions, we only add or subtract the numerator.

### Example Question #61 : How To Subtract Fractions

David ate  of the pizza and Alison ate  of the pizza. How much more of the pizza did Alison eat?

Explanation:

In order to solve this problem, we first need to make common denominators.

Now that we have common denominators, we can subtract the fractions. Remember, when we subtract fractions, the denominator stays the same, we only subtract the numerator.

### Example Question #111 : How To Subtract Fractions

Shannon has painted  of the house and Dan has painted  of the house. How much more of the house has Shannon painted?

Explanation:

In order to solve this problem, we first need to make common denominators.

Now that we have common denominators, we can subtract the fractions. Remember, when we subtract fractions, the denominator stays the same, we only subtract the numerator.

### Example Question #23 : How To Subtract Fractions

Tim mowed  of the yard and Tom mowed . How much more of the yard did Tom mow?

Explanation:

In order to solve this problem, we first need to make common denominators.

Now that we have common denominators, we can subtract the fractions. Remember, when we subtract fractions, the denominator stays the same, we only subtract the numerator.

### Example Question #31 : How To Subtract Fractions

Jessica ate  of the cake and Megan ate . How much more of the cake did Megan eat?

Explanation:

In order to solve this problem, we first need to make common denominators.

Now that we have common denominators, we can subtract the fractions. Remember, when we subtract fractions, the denominator stays the same, we only subtract the numerator.

### Example Question #32 : How To Subtract Fractions

Kara ate  of the bag of chips and Andrew ate . How much more of the bag of chips did Kara eat?

Explanation:

In order to solve this problem, we first need to make common denominators.

Now that we have common denominators, we can subtract the fractions. Remember, when we subtract fractions, the denominator stays the same, we only subtract the numerator.

### Example Question #33 : How To Subtract Fractions

Laura ate  of the ice cream and Drew ate . How much more of the ice cream did Drew eat?

Explanation:

In order to solve this problem, we first need to make common denominators.

Now that we have common denominators, we can subtract the fractions. Remember, when we subtract fractions, the denominator stays the same, we only subtract the numerator.

### Example Question #12 : Solve Word Problems Involving Addition And Subtraction Of Fractions: Ccss.Math.Content.5.Nf.A.2

Joe paited  of the fence an Sara painted . How much more of the fence did Sara paint?

Explanation:

In order to solve this problem, we first need to make common denominators.

Now that we have common denominators, we can subtract the fractions. Remember, when we subtract fractions, the denominator stays the same, we only subtract the numerator.

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### Example Question #101 : How To Subtract Fractions

Ben washed  of the windows and Jen washed  of them. How much more of the windows did Ben wash?