# 2/5 minus 4/5 as a fraction 2/5 - 4/5 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is 2/5 minus 4/5 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

2/5-4/5 equals to
2/5 - 4/5 = (?)
2/5 - 4/5 = (2 - 4)/5
= -2/5
2/5 - 4/5 = -2/5
2/5 minus 4/5 is equal to -2/5

where
2/5 is a fraction as a minuend,
4/5 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
-2/5 is the difference between 2/5 and 4/5.

2/5 minus 4/5 as a decimal
2/5 - 4/5 = -2/5
-2/5 = -0.4
2/5-4/5 as a decimal is -0.4
where
-0.4 is the difference between 2/5 and 4/5.

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## How-to: 2/5 - 4/5 = ?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is 2/5 minus 4/5 in simplest form

Problem and Workout:
What is 2/5 minus 4/5 as a fraction?
step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 2/5
Fraction B: 4/5

What to be found?
2/5-4/5 = ?
Find what's the difference of 2/5 and 4/5.

step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 2/5 and 4/5 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 2/5 and 4/5 are equal to each other, it is said to be like fractions subtraction.

step 3 For like fractions subtraction, write the fractions 2/5 and 4/5 in subtraction expression form like the below:
Difference = 2/5 - 4/5

step 4Take the common value 1/5 out from the expression and rewrite the expression like the below:
= 1/5 x (2 /1 - 4 /1)
= 1/5 x (2 - 4)

step 5Simplify the above expression further:
= 1/5 x -2
= -2/5
2/5 - 4/5 = -2/5

Hence,
2/5 minus 4/5 equals to -2/5 