# Subtraction of Rational Number with Same Denominator

We will learn the subtraction of rational number with same denominator. In order to subtract two rational numbers having the same denominator, we follow the following steps:

Step I: Let us obtain the numerators of two given rational numbers and their common denominator.

Step II: Subtract the first numerator from the second numerator.

Step III: Write a rational number whose numerator is the difference of two given rational numbers obtained in step II and retain the common denominator (simplify if required).

From the above follows steps we conclude that if a/b and c/b are two rational numbers with the same denominator, then a/b - c/b = a - c/b.

1. Find the difference of 5/7 from 13/7

Solution:

13/7 - 5/7

= 13 - 5/7

= 8/9

Therefore, 13/7 - 5/7 = 8/9.

2. Find the difference of: 3/-5 - 4/5

Solution:

3/-5 - 4/5

We first express 3/-5 as a rational number with positive denominator.

We have, 3/-5 = 3 × (-1)/(-5) × (-1) = -3/5

Now, 3/-5 - 4/5

= (-3/5 - 4/5)

= -3 - 4/5

= -7/5

Therefore, 3/-5 - 4/5 = -7/5.

3. Subtract -8/11 - 4/11

Solution:

-8/11 - 4/11

= -8 - 4/11

= -12/11

Therefore, -8/11 - 4/11 = -12/11.

4. Subtract 6/17 from 2/-17

Solution:

We first express 2/-17 as a rational number with positive denominator.

We have, 2/-17 = 2 × (-1)/(-17) × (-1) = -2/17

Now, 2/-17 - 6/17

= -2/17 - 6/17

= -2 - 6/17

= -8/17

Therefore, 2/-17 - 6/17 = -8/17.

5. Subtract the first rational number from the second rational number: 5/6, 17/6

Solution:

17/6 - 5/6

= 17 - 5/6

= 12/6

= 2

Therefore, 17/6 - 5/6 = 2.

6. Subtract the first rational number from the second rational number: -3/8, -11/8

Solution:

-11/8 - (-3)/8

= -11 - (-3)/8

= -11 + 3/8

= -8/8

= -1

Therefore, -11/8 - (-3)/8 = -1

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