# 3/8 minus 2/3 as a fraction 3/8 - 2/3 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is 3/8 minus 2/3 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

3/8-2/3 equals to
3/8 - 2/3 = (?)
3/8 - 2/3 = [(3 x 3) - (2 x 8)]/(8 x 3)
= (9 - 16)/24
= -7/24
3/8 - 2/3 = -7/24
3/8 minus 2/3 is equal to -7/24

where
3/8 is a fraction as a minuend,
2/3 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
-7/24 is the difference between 3/8 and 2/3.

3/8 minus 2/3 as a decimal
3/8 - 2/3 = -7/24
-7/24 = -0.2917
3/8-2/3 as a decimal is -0.2917
where
-0.2917 is the difference between 3/8 and 2/3.

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## How-to: 3/8 - 2/3 = ?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is 3/8 minus 2/3 in simplest form by using the following methods:
1. LCM method,
2. Cross multiplication method.

Problem and Workout - LCM Method:
What is 3/8 minus 2/3 as a fraction?

step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 3/8
Fraction B: 2/3

What to be found?
3/8-2/3 = ?
Find what's the difference between 3/8 and 2/3.

step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 3/8 and 2/3 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 3/8 and 2/3 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 3/8 and 2/3:
The LCM of 8 and 3 is 24.

step 4 Write the fractions 3/8 and 2/3 in the subtraction expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.
=3/8-2/3
=(3 x 24)/(8 x 24)-(2 x 24)/(3 x 24)

step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:
=9/24-16/24

step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
=1/24 x (9/1-16/1)
=1/24 x (9 - 16)

step 7Simplify the above expression further:
=1/24 x -7
=-7/24
3/8-2/3=-7/24

Hence,
3/8 minus 2/3 equals to -7/24 in fraction.

Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 3/8
Fraction B: 2/3

What to be found?
3/8-2/3 = ?
Find what's the difference between 3/8 and 2/3.

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 (2 x 8), and find the product of both denominators of Fraction A and Fraction B (8 x 3) and rewrite the equation as like the below:
= (3 x 3) - (2 x 8)/(8 x 3)

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction:
= (9 - 16)/24
3/8-2/3 = -7/24
Hence,
3/8 minus 2/3 = -7/24 