Worksheet on Add and Subtract Fractions

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1. Add with the help of a fraction number line:

(a) ²/₃ + ¹/₃

(b) ³/₇ + ²/₇

(c) ⁶/₁₀ + ¹/₁₀

2. Subtract with the help of a fraction number line: 

(a) ⁹/₁₀ - ³/₁₀

(b) ⁵/₆ - ²/₆

(c) ⁷/₈ - ⁴/₈


3. Add: 

(a) ⁷/₁₀ + ²/₁₀

(b) ⁶/₈ + ⁴/₈

(c) ⁵/₉ + ²/₉ + ¹/₉

(d) ⁸/₁₁ + ²/₁₁

(e) ⁴/₉ + ⁷/₉

(f) ³/₈ + ⁵/₈ + ²/₈

(g) ⁴/₆ + ²/₆ + ¹/₆

(h) ⁷/₁₂ + ⁵/₁₂ + ⁶/₁₂


4. Find the difference. Remember to show the answer in the simplest form:

(a) ⁹/₁₄ - ⁴/₁₄

(b) ⁶/₁₁ - ³/₁₁

(c) ⁸/₁₂ - ⁴/₁₂

(d) ¹²/₁₅ - ⁹/₁₅

(e) ¹²/₁₃ - ⁹/₁₃

(f) ⁶/₁₀ - ²/₁₀

(g) ⁹/₁₆ - ⁵/₁₆

(h) ¹²/₁₄ - ⁸/₁₄


Worksheet on Word Problems on Addition and Subtraction of Like Fractions:

5. Solve these problems:

(a) ¹/₃ of the school garden has vegetable and another ¹/₃ has flowers. What part of the garden is left to grow grass?

(b) Sam spent ¹/₆ of his Sunday doing home work and ³/₆ of the day watching cricket. What part of the day was left to do other things?

(c) My mother ate ¹/₈ of the cake and my father ³/⁸. How much of the cake has been eaten and how much is left?

(d) Pearl bought ²/₃ of her school books last week. What part is still left to be bought?

(e) Sonia walked ³/₈ of the distance to school and ran ⁵/₈ of the distance. How much more of the distance does she need to cover?

(f) Emma likes chocolate. One day she bought a chocolate and ate \(\frac{5}{8}\) of it in the morning and \(\frac{2}{8}\) in the evening. How much part of the chocolate has she eaten?

(g) James and Lucas are eating a pizza. James ate \(\frac{3}{4}\) of the pizza and Lucas ate \(\frac{1}{4}\) of pizza. Who ate more pizza?

(h) Sophia completed \(\frac{2}{5}\) of her homework before going out for play. She did \(\frac{1}{5}\) of her homework after the play. How much homework did she complete altogether?

(i) David distributed \(\frac{19}{24}\) apples in his class and gave \(\frac{2}{24}\) to his friend Richard. What fraction of apples he gave away in all?

(j) Mary read \(\frac{2}{9}\) of her book in the morning and \(\frac{5}{9}\) in the evening. What fraction of the book has she read?

(k) A piece of ribbon is \(\frac{12}{15}\) m long. A piece of \(\frac{4}{15}\) m is cut from it. What is the fraction of the remaining ribbon?

(l) Nancy saves \(\frac{2}{7}\) of her salary and uses \(\frac{1}{7}\) for paying the house rent. How much salary is she left with?

Worksheet on Add and Subtract Fractions

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