**Subtracting Fractions with Like Denominators:**

Remember that given a fraction, such as _{}, the top number is the numerator (namely 1) and the bottom
number is the denominator (namely 2)

Example 1:

_{}

Whenever you subtract fractions with *like*
denominators, you __subtract__ the **numerators** to create the answer
numerator, and __use the same__ **denominator** as the answer
denominator.

_{}

Example 2:

_{}

Whenever you subtract fractions with *like*
denominators, you __subtract__ the **numerators** to create the answer
numerator, and __use the same__ **denominator** as the answer
denominator. In this case you must also
reduce your final fraction.

_{}

Don’t forget to reduce your answer to lowest terms,
i.e. _{}

Try this problem: