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    What is 1/7 minus 3/7?

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    1/7 - 3/7 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is the difference between 1/7 and 3/7 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

    1/7-3/7 equals to
    1/7 - 3/7 = -2/7
    Hence, 1/7 - 3/7 is equal to -2/7.
    where
    1/7 is a fraction as a minuend,
    3/7 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
    -2/7 is the difference between 1/7 and 3/7.

    1/7 minus 3/7 as a decimal
    1/7 - 3/7 = -2/7
    -2/7 = -0.2857
    Hence, 1/7-3/7 can be written as -0.2857 in decimal.
    where
    -0.2857 is the difference between 1/7 and 3/7.

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    How-to: 1/7 - 3/7 = ?

    The below workout with step by step calculation for subtracting 1/7 from 3/7 shows how to find what is the difference between 1/7 and 3/7.

    Problem and Workout:
    What is 1/7 minus 3/7 as a fraction?
    step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
    Input:
    Fraction A: 1/7
    Fraction B: 3/7

    What to be found?
    1/7-3/7 = ?
    Find what's the difference of 1/7 and 3/7.


    step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 1/7 and 3/7 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 1/7 and 3/7 are equal to each other, it is said to be like fractions subtraction.

    step 3 For like fractions subtraction, write the fractions 1/7 and 3/7 in subtraction expression form like the below:
    Difference = 1/7 - 3/7


    step 4Take the common value 1/7 out from the expression and rewrite the expression like the below:
    = 1/7 x (1 /1 - 3 /1)
    = 1/7 x (1 - 3)


    step 5Simplify the above expression further:
    = 1/7 x -2
    = -2/7
    1/7 - 3/7 = -2/7

    Hence,
    1/7 minus 3/7 equals to -2/7

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