By Tina C. Kral on May 05 2018 22:35:50

If the two values being subtracted are mixed fractions, it is often easier to turn them into improper fractions to perform the subtraction. This avoids any kind regrouping or borrowing from the minuend fraction if the numerator in the subtrahend is larger.

The steps for subtracting fractions is well illustrated in the fraction calculator at the link below. That page has a more detailed discussion of common denominators, mixed fractions and other topics that may help understand the steps necessary to subtract fractions.

Also, check out and download the series of fraction worksheets for free.To get better practice in fractions, try math games like Froggy fraction that help in fun practice.

Looking for more easy way to simplify? Try free online simplifying fraction calculator and check your answers.

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