how do you subtract fractions?
You’d first have to make them have common denominators. I’ll give two examples.
Firstly, when the fractions don’t have a common denominator:
4/6 - 2/12
Then you’d multiply both the numerator (top number) and the denominator (bottom number) by 2 in order to make both fractions have a denominator of 12.
8/12 - 2/12.
Now, we can simply subtract the numerators like in regular subtraction, but keep the denominators the same.
8/12 - 2/12 = 6/12.
MAKE SURE YOU SIMPLIFY YOUR FRACTIONS!
6/12 = 1/2.
If the denominators of the fractions are already the same, then just subtract the numerators as you would in regular subtracting and keep the denominators the same.