Q: What does subtracting fractions mean?

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Before adding or subtracting two fractions they are converted into like fractions. Explain with examples why this is necessary.

Subtracting a fraction is the same as adding its negative.

You multiply the fractions until the denominators are equal. Then, you subtract.

When adding or subtracting fractions their denominators must be the same

They have to have the same denominator.

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add? dont you mean subtract?

Anything having to do with adding or subtracting unlike fractions.

Before adding or subtracting two fractions they are converted into like fractions. Explain with examples why this is necessary.

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yes you should use a common denominator when subtracting with fractions, it makes it much easier.

Subtracting a fraction is the same as adding its negative.

You need a common denominator for both.

They have to have the same denominator.

You multiply the fractions until the denominators are equal. Then, you subtract.

When adding or subtracting fractions their denominators must be the same