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Fractions

A series of self-marking exercises on adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions.

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This is level 5: subtracting two fractions with a common denominator. Give your answers as single fractions in their lowest terms. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 9 correct and you do this activity online.

$$ \frac{4}{6} - \frac{1}{3} $$
=   Correct Wrong

$$ \frac{13}{16} - \frac{1}{4} $$
=   Correct Wrong

$$ \frac{26}{30} - \frac{2}{5} $$
=   Correct Wrong

$$ \frac{5}{6} - \frac{4}{12} $$
=   Correct Wrong

$$ \frac{32}{42} - \frac{3}{7} $$
=   Correct Wrong

$$ \frac{36}{56} - \frac{2}{8} $$
=   Correct Wrong

$$ \frac{7}{9} - \frac{7}{36} $$
=   Correct Wrong

$$ \frac{8}{10} - \frac{8}{40} $$
=   Correct Wrong

$$ \frac{9}{11} - \frac{25}{77} $$
=   Correct Wrong

$$ \frac{8}{12} - \frac{20}{120} $$
=   Correct Wrong

$$ \frac{74}{130} - \frac{1}{13} $$
=   Correct Wrong

$$ \frac{13}{14} - \frac{33}{112} $$
=   Correct Wrong

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This is Fractions level 5. You can also try:
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 6 Level 7 Level 8 Level 9

You can also try the Mixed Numbers exercises: Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4

Instructions

Try your best to answer the questions above. Type your answers into the boxes provided leaving no spaces. As you work through the exercise regularly click the "check" button. If you have any wrong answers, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

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Level 1 - Adding two fractions with the same denominators.

Level 2 - Adding two fractions with a common denominator.

Level 3 - Adding two fractions with random denominators.

Level 4 - Subtracting two fractions with the same denominators.

Level 5 - Subtracting two fractions with a common denominator.

Level 6 - Subtracting two fractions with random denominators.

Level 7 - Multiplying two fractions.

Level 8 - Dividing one fraction by another.

Level 9 - Mixed fraction calculations.

Mixed Numbers exercises.

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You may also want to use a calculator to check your working. See Calculator Workout skill 10.

Don't wait until you have finished the exercise before you click on the 'Check' button. Click it often as you work through the questions to see if you are answering them correctly.

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