# 2/7 minus 4/7 as a fraction

2/7 - 4/7 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is 2/7 minus 4/7 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

2/7-4/7 equals to
2/7 - 4/7 = (?)
2/7 - 4/7 = (2 - 4)/7
= -2/7
2/7 - 4/7 = -2/7
2/7 minus 4/7 is equal to -2/7

where
2/7 is a fraction as a minuend,
4/7 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
-2/7 is the difference between 2/7 and 4/7.

2/7 minus 4/7 as a decimal
2/7 - 4/7 = -2/7
-2/7 = -0.2857
2/7-4/7 as a decimal is -0.2857
where
-0.2857 is the difference between 2/7 and 4/7.

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## How-to: 2/7 - 4/7 = ?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is 2/7 minus 4/7 in simplest form

Problem and Workout:
What is 2/7 minus 4/7 as a fraction?
step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 2/7
Fraction B: 4/7

What to be found?
2/7-4/7 = ?
Find what's the difference of 2/7 and 4/7.

step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 2/7 and 4/7 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 2/7 and 4/7 are equal to each other, it is said to be like fractions subtraction.

step 3 For like fractions subtraction, write the fractions 2/7 and 4/7 in subtraction expression form like the below:
Difference = 2/7 - 4/7

step 4Take the common value 1/7 out from the expression and rewrite the expression like the below:
= 1/7 x (2 /1 - 4 /1)
= 1/7 x (2 - 4)

step 5Simplify the above expression further:
= 1/7 x -2
= -2/7
2/7 - 4/7 = -2/7

Hence,
2/7 minus 4/7 equals to -2/7