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    3/8 minus 2/3 as a fraction

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    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

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