# SSAT Upper Level Math : How to subtract fractions

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : How To Subtract Fractions

Janice had of a cup of milk. If she used cup to make some scrambled eggs, how much of a cup of milk does she have left?     Explanation:

Subtract the two fractions. To subtract them, they must have a common denominator. Multiply the numerator and denominator of by to create a common denominator of , then subtract the numerators and reduce the resulting fraction. ### Example Question #2 : Operations With Fractions

What is the result of this operation?       Explanation:

Since the denominators are exactly the same, we can just subtract the tops.

So By reducing we get ### Example Question #3 : Operations With Fractions

What is the result of this operation?       Explanation:

Since the denominators are the same, we can just subtract the numerators.

So ### Example Question #4 : Operations With Fractions

What is the result of this operation?       Explanation:

Since the denominators are the same, we can just subtract the numerators. By reducing our result, we get ### Example Question #1 : Operations With Fractions

What is the result of this operation?       Explanation:

Since the denominators are the same, we can just subtract the numerators. The result can just be reduced to ### Example Question #1 : How To Subtract Fractions

What is the result of the operation       Explanation:

Since the denominators are the exact same, we can just subtract the numerators. ### Example Question #7 : Operations With Fractions

What is the result of this operation       Explanation:

Since the denominators are the exact same, we can just subtract the numerators. ### Example Question #8 : Operations With Fractions

What is the result of this operation       Explanation:

Since the denominators are the same, we can just subtract the numerators. which we can reduce to ### Example Question #1 : Operations With Fractions

What is the result of this operation?       Explanation:

Since the denominators are different, we need to transform them into the same denominator.

So becomes  Now subtract the numerators ### Example Question #10 : Operations With Fractions

What is the result of this operation         