ISEE Middle Level Quantitative : How to subtract fractions

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Example Question #35 : How To Subtract Fractions

Zach cleaned  of the house and Alex cleaned  of the house. How much more of the house did Alex clean? 

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Correct answer:

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 #36 : How To Subtract Fractions

Lily pulled  of the weeds and Rose pulled . How much more of the weeds did Rose pull? 

 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

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 #37 : How To Subtract Fractions

Sally drank  of the milk and Sam drank . How much more of the milk did Sam drink? 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

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 #38 : How To Subtract Fractions

Jake ate  of the popcorn and Dave ate  of the popcorn. How much more of the popcorn did Dave eat? 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

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

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

 can be reduced by dividing  by both sides. 

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