# 2/9 minus 5/9 as a fraction 2/9 - 5/9 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is 2/9 minus 5/9 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

2/9-5/9 equals to
2/9 - 5/9 = (?)
2/9 - 5/9 = (2 - 5)/9
= -3/9
= (3 x -1)/(3 x 3)
= -1/3
2/9 - 5/9 = -1/3
2/9 minus 5/9 is equal to -1/3

where
2/9 is a fraction as a minuend,
5/9 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
-1/3 is the difference between 2/9 and 5/9.

2/9 minus 5/9 as a decimal
2/9 - 5/9 = -1/3
-1/3 = -0.3333
2/9-5/9 as a decimal is -0.3333
where
-0.3333 is the difference between 2/9 and 5/9.

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## How-to: 2/9 - 5/9 = ?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is 2/9 minus 5/9 in simplest form

Problem and Workout:
What is 2/9 minus 5/9 as a fraction?
step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 2/9
Fraction B: 5/9

What to be found?
2/9-5/9 = ?
Find what's the difference of 2/9 and 5/9.

step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 2/9 and 5/9 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 2/9 and 5/9 are equal to each other, it is said to be like fractions subtraction.

step 3 For like fractions subtraction, write the fractions 2/9 and 5/9 in subtraction expression form like the below:
Difference = 2/9 - 5/9

step 4Take the common value 1/9 out from the expression and rewrite the expression like the below:
= 1/9 x (2 /1 - 5 /1)
= 1/9 x (2 - 5)

step 5Simplify the above expression further:
= 1/9 x -3
= -3/9
= -3/9
= -1/3
2/9 - 5/9 = -1/3

Hence,
2/9 minus 5/9 equals to -1/3 