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Fractions - Subtracting Fractions Calculator: Solve Any Kind Of Fraction Subtraction Problem

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Subtracting Fractions Calculator

Look below the calculator to see a real fraction subtraction problem solved. Recommend reading How To Subtract Fractions before using this calculator.

Please Read! Instructions to input proper fractions, improper fractions, whole numbers, and mixed numbers into the Subtract Fractions Calculator:
  • (1) Example to enter a fraction "1/2", and example to enter a whole number "5".
  • (2) Enter a whole number and a fraction - put a space between them: "5 1/2".
  • (3) Enter both fractions in the calculator you want to subtract plus your answer. Now press SUBTRACT button and compare your answer with the calculator.
  • (4) Or test the example already typed in to the calculator. Just press the SUBTRACT button or enter a new problem and press the SUBTRACT button.

Subtracting Fractions Calculator
Instructions Name Subtract Value
Subtracting factions instructions:
  • Press the New Problem button or fill in the empty fields (Fraction One and Fraction Two).
  • Next fill in the Your Answer field with your answer to the problem.
  • Press the Subtract button to see if your answer is correct. See the complete answer below.
Enter Fraction One. You can enter up to 10 digits/characters

Enter Fraction Two. You can enter up to 10 digits/characters
Your Answer. You can enter up to 12 digits/characters
Correct Answer

Generate a new complex Subtraction problem for the student to solve.     


Problem statement.

5 1/2 - 2 1/3  = 

Current problem statement.

5 1/2 - 2 1/3  = 
12  = 1 × 32 × 3    = 36
13  = 1 × 23 × 2    = 26

The fraction denominator are different, we must compute the Least Common Denominator ... 6

((+5)+(-2)) +  ((3)+(-2))6 =

Group whole numbers and fractions.

(5-2) + (3-2)6 =
(3) + (1)6 =
3 16

Problem Answer.

The calculator above has a number of valuable features:
  • Math Practice The student can solve a fraction subtraction problem and compare their answer to the calculator. The calculator shows each step to solve the math problem entered. If the student has made a mistake, they can study the calculator results to understand where and avoid the mistake in the future. By using the tool for practicing, students can sharpen their skills. Use the New Problem button to create random problems to practice solving.
  • Math Problem Solver The calculator is also a useful tool for a student to verify their homework is correct. Again an opportunity to learn from any mistakes.
  • Math Quizzes The student can at anytime take a five question test to validate the level of their current skills. Further these tests help prepare the student for classroom tests. The quickest test is the five question Math Test. It is recommended you see Help Help.

Recommended reading: How To Subtract Fractions, Adding Signed Numbers, Subtracting Signed Numbers, Dividing Signed Numbers, and Multiplying Signed Numbers.