# Subtracting Fractions Illustrated

### There are 3 Simple Steps to subtract fractions:

- Step 1: Make sure the bottom numbers are the same (so the slices are the same size)
- Step 2: Subtract the top numbers. Put the answer over the same bottom number.
- Step 3: Simplify the fraction (if needed).

Read more at How to Subtract Fractions, and see it in action here:

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*♫ "If adding or subtracting is your aim,
The bottom numbers must be the same!*

♫ "Changing bottom with multiply or divide,

The same to top must be applied,

♫ "Changing bottom with multiply or divide,

The same to top must be applied,

♫ "And don't forget to simplify,

Before its time to say good bye"

♫ "And don't forget to simplify,

Before its time to say good bye"