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Subtracting Simple

Fractions and Mixed

Numbers
Prepared by: Genelene B.
Fernandez
Bulihan Elementary School
FAMILY FEUD
(Each member
Name That
has to give a
Number
fraction or
mixed
number
which will
make the
statement
true)
My sum is 13,
17,
12,
50,
my difference
is
is 1.
is13.
8
0.
3.
• In what situation in our lives
do we use subtraction of
fraction and mixed numbers?
• Cite some examples.
There were 3 ½ melons left for lunch. At dinner
time the family ate 1 2/3 melons. What part
of the melon was left for the next meal?

• What are the given?

• How can we solve the problem?
GROUP ACTIVITY
• How did you find the activity?
• How did you get the answer?
• Did you work cooperatively with your
team during the activity?
To subtract dissimilar fraction:
1. Use LCD to write equivalent fraction.

1 2
3 __ 1 = N , becomes
2 3
LCD = 6

3 4
3 __ 1 = N
6 6
2. Subtract the numerator and the whole number.
9 4 = 5
2 __ 1 1
6 6 6

5
1 melons
6
To subtract dissimilar fraction:
1. Change it to improper fraction.

1 2
3 __ 1 = N , becomes
2 3

7 5
__ = N
2 3
2. Find the LCD to make it an equivalent fraction. LCD = 6

21 __
10 = 11
6 6 6
3. Change it to lowest term.
11 5
= 1 melons
6 6
Subtract. Reduce to lowest term.
(TRIO)

1. 1 _ 3
8 3
6 4

2. 2 _ 1
4 1
9 3
1
3 10 _ 7
8
What if after dinner time, they gave ½
of the remaining to a relative who
visited them, how many melons
were left for the next meal?

Solution:
5 1
1
6
= N
2

5 3 2 melons
1
6
= 1
6
6
A. Rename each mixed number.

2 2
1. 7 = 6 5. 5 = 4
5 5 6 6

2
2. 3 = 2
3 3

9
3. 6 = 5
16 16

2
4. 4 = 3
4 4
B. Subtract and reduce to lowest term.

7 1
1. 15 5
=
6 2 2 5
2. 12
= 5. 5 3
1
6
=
24
3 1
3. 6 6 =
4 2

4. 1 3
4
2
2
4
=
C. Solve the problems correctly.
3
1. Roel jogs 3 km while Aries jogs 4
3 5
4
km, how much less does Roel jog than Aries?

2. The dry ingredients for a pancake recipe is

1 1
3 cups. If there are 2 cups of flour.
7 2
How many cups of other ingredients are there?
How do we subtract dissimilar
fractions with or without
regrouping?

1. Use LCD to write equivalent

fractions.
2. Subtract the numerators.
3. Write the difference over the
common denominator.
4. Reduce the answer to lowest
term whenever possible.
lowest term.

2 _ 9
1. 3 _ 5 4. 12 3
5 10
4 16
1 _ 4
2. 5 _ 1 5. 17 11
2 5
6 2

3. 3 _ 41
9
8 2