The following activity sheets give your students practice in solving fractions containing addition and subtraction.

To divide a sum or difference, you need to recall the rule known as BODMAS (Brackets, Open, Divide, Multiply, Add and Subtract). Following this, you can decide which order you can do your mathematical operations in. Time to look at some examples: (2+2) / 2. In this case, you will first add 2 with 2, and divide the result of 4 with 2. The final answer will be 2. How about another one: (10-4) / 2. In this case, you will first subtract 4 from 10, and then divide the result of 6 by 2. The final answer will then be 3. If you are dealing with fractions, you will use the method that utilizes LCM, or the lowest common multiple. Here is an example: 2/4 + 10/2. You will first find the LCM of the denominators of both the fractions. The LCM of 4 and 2 is 4. Now the next step is: 2/4 + (10 x 2)/(2 x 2) = 2/4 + 20/4 = 22/4 = 11/2 or 5.5 (final answer).

When we are performing calculations, we will often have to cover several steps along the way. In this section we demonstrate how to break measures into simpler parts to perform quicker and, in many cases, more accurate answers. You will be presented with a complex fractions and asked to perform a quotient on that value. These worksheets explain how to solve fractions containing addition and subtraction equations in the numerator. Answers may be whole or mixed numbers, or contain subdivisions of measurement units.

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Dividing a Sum or a Difference Worksheets

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Dividing a Sum or a Difference Lesson

Divide each number in the dividend separately. We show you how to follow through completing everything one by one. A sample problem is solved.

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Lesson and Practice

Write as a sum or difference of fractions, and simplify. Break the given fraction into parts such that each part has a numerator and a denominator and then write it as a difference. All that is left is to subtract the fractions. A sample problem is solved and two practice problems are provided.


Students will solve fractions that have addition and subtraction equations in the numerator. Ten problems are provided.


Pay attention to which operations are present and process it with the basic procedure we have already explored. Ten problems are provided.


Students will solve fractions based exercises containing addition and subtraction equations in the numerator. Eight problems are provided.

Warm Up

This sheet will help you work on this concept as a complete classroom. Three problems are provided.