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    What is 3/8 minus 3/10?

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    3/8 - 3/10 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is the difference between 3/8 and 3/10 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

    3/8-3/10 equals to
    3/8 - 3/10 = 3/40
    Hence, 3/8 - 3/10 is equal to 3/40.
    where
    3/8 is a fraction as a minuend,
    3/10 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
    3/40 is the difference between 3/8 and 3/10.

    3/8 minus 3/10 as a decimal
    3/8 - 3/10 = 3/40
    3/40 = 0.075
    Hence, 3/8-3/10 can be written as 0.075 in decimal.
    where
    0.075 is the difference between 3/8 and 3/10.

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    How-to: 3/8 - 3/10 = ?

    The below workout with step by step calculation for subtracting 3/8 from 3/10 shows how to find what is the difference between 3/8 and 3/10. The difference of fractions 3/8 minus 3/10 can be obtained by using anyone of the two methods below:
    1. LCM method,
    2. Cross multiplication method.

    Problem and Workout - LCM Method:
    What is 3/8 minus 3/10 as a fraction?

    step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
    Input:
    Fraction A: 3/8
    Fraction B: 3/10

    What to be found?
    3/8-3/10 = ?
    Find what's the difference between 3/8 and 3/10.


    step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 3/8 and 3/10 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 3/8 and 3/10 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 3/10:
    The LCM of 8 and 10 is 40.


    step 4 Write the fractions 3/8 and 3/10 in the subtraction expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.
    =3/8-3/10
    =(3 x 40)/(8 x 40)-(3 x 40)/(10 x 40)


    step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:
    =15/40-12/40


    step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
    =1/40 x (15/1-12/1)
    =1/40 x (15 - 12)


    step 7Simplify the above expression further:
    =1/40 x 3
    =3/40
    3/8-3/10=3/40

    Hence,
    3/8 minus 3/10 equals to 3/40 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: 3/10

    What to be found?
    3/8-3/10 = ?
    Find what's the difference between 3/8 and 3/10.

    step 2 Find the product of numerator of Fraction A and denominator of Fraction B (3 x 10), find the product of numerator of Fraction B and denominator of Fraction A (3 x 8), and find the product of both denominators of Fraction A and Fraction B (8 x 10) and rewrite the equation as like the below:
    = (3 x 10) - (3 x 8)/(8 x 10)

    step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction:
    = (30 - 24)/80
    = 6/80
    = 3/40
    3/8-3/10 = 3/40
    Hence,
    3/8 minus 3/10 = 3/40

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