Subtraction
Word Problems
Equivalent/ CD
Estimate
100

1/6 + 2/6

3/6

100

5/8 - 3/8

2/8

100

Sara ate 6/8 pieces of pizza. How much is left?

2/8 = 1/4

100

What fraction is equal to 1/2?

2/4, 3/6, 4,8...

100

Draw a visual for 2/5.

200

1/3 + 1/4

4/12 + 3/12 =

7/12

200

1/2 - 1/10

6/10

200

Gary loves to bake. 3/12 of his cookies are chocolate chip, 1/6 are sugar, and 7/12 are m&m.

How many of his cookies are sugar and m&m?

9/12

200

Write one common denominator for 1/6 and 1/4.

12, 24...

200

Estimate. Draw a visual.

3/8

1/2

300

Draw:

1/5 + 4/10

300

Draw:

5/6 - 2/3

300

Lola did math homework for 7/9 hour and science homework for 2/3 hour. How much more time did she spend on math than science?

1/9 hour.

300

Is 2/8 = 1/4?

Draw a visual.

Yes.

300

4/5 + 1/12

1 + 0 =

1

400

1/8 + 3/9

33/72
400

6/8 - 2/6

10/24

400

Jim and Jerry are splitting a gallon of milk. Jim uses 3/7 of the milk and Jerry has 10/21 of it. How much is left?

2/21 of the gallon

400

What is 5 1/4 as an improper fraction?

5 1/4 = 21/4

400

Estimate:

4 3/6 - 1 1/9.

4 1/2 - 1 =

3 1/2

500

1/4 + 3/6 + 3/8

27/24 =

1 3/24

500

9/12 - 1/5

36/60

500

I bought 1 vanilla cake and 1 chocolate cake. I cut the vanilla into 8 slices and the chocolate into fourths. My friends ate a total of 3 slices of each cake.

What fraction of the vanilla cake was eaten?

What fraction of the chocolate was eaten?

How much more chocolate cake did they eat than the vanilla?

Vanilla = 3/8

Chocolate = 3/4

They ate 3 more slices of chocolate than vanilla.

500

What is a common denominator for 1/8, 1/2, and 1/12?

24, 48...

500

Use benchmark fractions to estimate:

2/8 + 4/5 + 7/10

2 OR 1 1/2

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