## TOOL: SUBTRACTING FRACTIONS CALCULATOR

#### SUBTRACTING FRACTIONS CALCULATOR

Enter the numerators and denominators.

SOLUTION

Convert the improper fraction to a mixed number.

SOLUTION STEPS

● Move the negative sign to the numerator.

$\mathrm{\dfrac{\color{#3a5998}3}{\color{#3a5998}-4}-\dfrac{\color{chocolate}7}{\color{chocolate}3}}$$\mathrm{=\dfrac{\color{#3a5998}-3}{\color{#3a5998}4}-\dfrac{\color{chocolate}7}{\color{chocolate}3}}$

● Denominators are unlike. To obtain like denominators, multiply the numerator and denominator of each fraction by the same number.

$\mathrm{\underset{(3)}{\dfrac{\color{#3a5998}-3}{\color{#3a5998}4}}-\underset{(4)}{\dfrac{\color{chocolate}7}{\color{chocolate}3}}}$$\mathrm{=\dfrac{\color{#3a5998}-3\color{black}\times3}{\color{#3a5998}4\color{black}\times3}}$$\mathrm{-\dfrac{\color{chocolate}7\color{black}\times4}{\color{chocolate}3\color{black}\times4}}$

● Subtract the numerators.

$\mathrm{=\dfrac{\color{#3a5998}-9}{\color{#3a5998}12}-\dfrac{\color{chocolate}28}{\color{chocolate}12}}$$\mathrm{=\dfrac{\color{#3a5998}-9-\color{chocolate}28}{\color{#3a5998}12}}$

● Convert the result to a mixed number.

$\mathrm{=\dfrac{-37}{12}}$$\mathrm{=\color{olive}-3\color{black}\dfrac{\color{olive}1}{\color{olive}12}}$

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## INFORMATION

### WHAT IS SUBTRACTING FRACTIONS CALCULATOR?

Subtracting fractions calculator,

• Calculates the difference of fractions and
• Illustrates the solution steps with animations.

### HOW TO USE THE SUBTRACTING FRACTIONS CALCULATOR?

You can use the subtracting fractions calculator in two ways.

• #### USER INPUTS

You can enter positive or negative whole numbers to the input boxes and click on the "CALCULATE" button. The result and explanations appaer below the calculator

• #### RANDOM INPUTS

You can click on the DIE ICON next to the input boxes. If you use this property, two random fractions are generated and entered to the calculator, automatically. You can see the result and explanations below the calculator. You can create your own examples and practice using this property.

• #### CLEARING THE INPUT BOXES

To find the difference between some other fractions you can clear the input box by clicking on the CLEAR button under the input box.

• You can copy the generated solution by clicking on the "Copy Text" link, appaers under the solution panel.