# 3/5 minus 1/3 as a fraction 3/5 - 1/3 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is 3/5 minus 1/3 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

3/5-1/3 equals to
3/5 - 1/3 = (?)
3/5 - 1/3 = [(3 x 3) - (1 x 5)]/(5 x 3)
= (9 - 5)/15
= 4/15
3/5 - 1/3 = 4/15
3/5 minus 1/3 is equal to 4/15

where
3/5 is a fraction as a minuend,
1/3 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
4/15 is the difference between 3/5 and 1/3.

3/5 minus 1/3 as a decimal
3/5 - 1/3 = 4/15
4/15 = 0.2667
3/5-1/3 as a decimal is 0.2667
where
0.2667 is the difference between 3/5 and 1/3.

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## How-to: 3/5 - 1/3 = ?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is 3/5 minus 1/3 in simplest form by using the following methods:
1. LCM method,
2. Cross multiplication method.

Problem and Workout - LCM Method:
What is 3/5 minus 1/3 as a fraction?

step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 3/5
Fraction B: 1/3

What to be found?
3/5-1/3 = ?
Find what's the difference between 3/5 and 1/3.

step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 3/5 and 1/3 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 3/5 and 1/3 are not equal, it is said to be unlike fractions subtraction.

step 3For unlike fractions subtraction, find the LCM (least common multiple) of both denominators of fractions 3/5 and 1/3:
The LCM of 5 and 3 is 15.

step 4 Write the fractions 3/5 and 1/3 in the subtraction expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.
=3/5-1/3
=(3 x 15)/(5 x 15)-(1 x 15)/(3 x 15)

step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:
=9/15-5/15

step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
=1/15 x (9/1-5/1)
=1/15 x (9 - 5)

step 7Simplify the above expression further:
=1/15 x 4
=4/15
3/5-1/3=4/15

Hence,
3/5 minus 1/3 equals to 4/15 in fraction.

Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 3/5
Fraction B: 1/3

What to be found?
3/5-1/3 = ?
Find what's the difference between 3/5 and 1/3.

step 2 Find the product of numerator of Fraction A and denominator of Fraction B (3 x 3), find the product of numerator of Fraction B and denominator of Fraction A (1 x 5), and find the product of both denominators of Fraction A and Fraction B (5 x 3) and rewrite the equation as like the below:
= (3 x 3) - (1 x 5)/(5 x 3)

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction:
= (9 - 5)/15
3/5-1/3 = 4/15
Hence,
3/5 minus 1/3 = 4/15 