Word Problems Fractions (subtraction) (different denominator, no mixed numbers)

Common Core Grade Level:
Packet includes:
12 practice problems and an answer key.


Description: This packet helps students practice solving word problems that require subtraction of fractions that have different denominators. Each page contains 6 problems. Each page also has a speed and accuracy guide to help students see how fast and how accurately they should be doing these problems. After doing all 12 problems, students should be more comfortable doing these problems and have a clear understanding of how to solve them. 

Sample Problem(s)

Maria is hungry and decides to eat whatever is in the fridge. There is $\dfrac{6}{7}$ of leftover pizza in the fridge. Maria eats $\dfrac{1}{4}$ of that leftover pizza. How much is left?

Mike decides to run at least $\dfrac{5}{9}$ of the marathon. Carlos decides to run at least $\dfrac{3}{7}$ of the marathon. How much more will Mike run than Carlos? 


Practice problems require knowledge of how to add, subtract, and multiply whole numbers.

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