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    What is 3/5 minus 4/5?

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    3/5 - 4/5 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is the difference between 3/5 and 4/5 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

    3/5-4/5 equals to
    3/5 - 4/5 = -1/5
    Hence, 3/5 - 4/5 is equal to -1/5.
    where
    3/5 is a fraction as a minuend,
    4/5 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
    -1/5 is the difference between 3/5 and 4/5.

    3/5 minus 4/5 as a decimal
    3/5 - 4/5 = -1/5
    -1/5 = -0.2
    Hence, 3/5-4/5 can be written as -0.2 in decimal.
    where
    -0.2 is the difference between 3/5 and 4/5.

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    How-to: 3/5 - 4/5 = ?

    The below workout with step by step calculation for subtracting 3/5 from 4/5 shows how to find what is the difference between 3/5 and 4/5.

    Problem and Workout:
    What is 3/5 minus 4/5 as a fraction?
    step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
    Input:
    Fraction A: 3/5
    Fraction B: 4/5

    What to be found?
    3/5-4/5 = ?
    Find what's the difference of 3/5 and 4/5.


    step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 3/5 and 4/5 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 3/5 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 3/5 and 4/5 in subtraction expression form like the below:
    Difference = 3/5 - 4/5


    step 4Take the common value 1/5 out from the expression and rewrite the expression like the below:
    = 1/5 x (3 /1 - 4 /1)
    = 1/5 x (3 - 4)


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

    Hence,
    3/5 minus 4/5 equals to -1/5

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