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    2/7 minus 5/7 as a fraction

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    2/7 - 5/7 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is 2/7 minus 5/7 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

    2/7-5/7 equals to
    2/7 - 5/7 = (?)
    2/7 - 5/7 = (2 - 5)/7
    = -3/7
    2/7 - 5/7 = -3/7
    2/7 minus 5/7 is equal to -3/7

    where
    2/7 is a fraction as a minuend,
    5/7 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
    -3/7 is the difference between 2/7 and 5/7.

    2/7 minus 5/7 as a decimal
    2/7 - 5/7 = -3/7
    -3/7 = -0.4286
    2/7-5/7 as a decimal is -0.4286
    where
    -0.4286 is the difference between 2/7 and 5/7.

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    How-to: 2/7 - 5/7 = ?

    The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is 2/7 minus 5/7 in simplest form

    Problem and Workout:
    What is 2/7 minus 5/7 as a fraction?
    step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
    Input:
    Fraction A: 2/7
    Fraction B: 5/7

    What to be found?
    2/7-5/7 = ?
    Find what's the difference of 2/7 and 5/7.


    step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 2/7 and 5/7 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 2/7 and 5/7 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 5/7 in subtraction expression form like the below:
    Difference = 2/7 - 5/7


    step 4Take the common value 1/7 out from the expression and rewrite the expression like the below:
    = 1/7 x (2 /1 - 5 /1)
    = 1/7 x (2 - 5)


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

    Hence,
    2/7 minus 5/7 equals to -3/7

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