Subtracting Fractions
Subtraction Word Problems
Mixed Word Problems
100
What is 1/3+1/5?
8/15
100
What is 3/9-2/18?
2/9
100
Kelly ate 4/8 of a pizza. Jamie ate 1/4 of that same pizza. How much of the pizza has been eaten?
3/4 of the pizza
100
Gita and her sister went together to get haircuts. Gita got 4/5 of an inch cut off and her sister got 7/10 of an inch cut off. Compared to her sister, how much more hair did Gita get taken off?
1/10
100
Johnny and Elizabeth were playing a video game and trying to get all of the treasure. Johnny got 1/3 of the treasure. Elizabeth got 5/9 of the treasure. Together, Johnny and Elizabeth got what fraction of the treasure?
8/9
200
What is 3/4+3/8?
1 1/8
200
What is 4/6-2/8?
5/12
200
Adam used up 2/7 of his memory on his phone in January. By August, he used up 6/14 of his memory. What is the total amount of memory Adam used up on his phone?
5/7
200
Dave's milkshake recipe calls for 5/6 of a scoop of ice cream and Ruth's recipe calls for 1/3 of a scoop. How many more scoops of ice cream are used in Dave's recipe than in Ruth's recipe?
1/2
200
Heba ate 1/12 of a box of cereal. Now the box is 3/4 full. What fraction of a full box was there before Heba ate
10/12=5/6
300
What is 6/9+3/10?
29/30
300
What is 4/20-1/3?
2/15
300
Of the ice cream cones sold yesterday at Stanley's Ice Cream Shop, 1/6 were chocolate and another 2/3 were vanilla. What fraction of the ice cream cones sold were either chocolate or vanilla?
5/6
300
Isaac is allowed to play video games for 5/8 hours in a day. He has already played for 2/16 hours. How many hours does he have left?
4/8 hours
300
Two cats, Fluffy and Fireball, met in the park. Fluffy's tail is 1/3 of a meter long. Fireball's tail is 1/4 of a meter long. How much longer is Fluffy's tail than Fireball's tail?
1/12
400
What is 15/18+5/12?
25/36
400
What is 2/3-3/8?
7/24
400
Jeff works at a retail company. He counted 3/5 of the money on Monday. On Friday he counted 5/25 of the money. How much of the money did he count in total?
4/5
400
Pedro is supposed to practice piano 4/6 of an hour every day. He practiced for 6/12 of an hour. How much time does he have left to practice?
1/6
400
At the party, Aisha and her friends ate 2 1/2 pizzas. After the party, there were 1 1/8 pizzas left. How many pizzas were there at the start of the party?
3 5/8 pizzas
500
What is 10/15+4/20?
13/15
500
What is 7/9-3/8?
29/72
500
In Kyle's history class, 5/8 of the students are making videos for their final project and 1/4 are making dioramas. What fraction of the students are making either a video or a diorama?
7/8
500
Tyler and Katie had a bottle of lemonade they used to sell. On Wednesday, they sold 2/5 of the lemonade. On Thursday, they sold 4/10 of the lemonade. How much lemonade is left in the bottle.
1/5
500
In making macaroni and cheese, Jenny used 3/4 of a cup of cheddar and 1/2 of a cup of parmesan. How much cheese did Jenny use in all?
1 1/4
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