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    What is 4/8 minus 1/3?

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    4/8 - 1/3 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is the difference between 4/8 and 1/3 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

    4/8-1/3 equals to
    4/8 - 1/3 = 1/6
    Hence, 4/8 - 1/3 is equal to 1/6.
    where
    4/8 is a fraction as a minuend,
    1/3 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
    1/6 is the difference between 4/8 and 1/3.

    4/8 minus 1/3 as a decimal
    4/8 - 1/3 = 1/6
    1/6 = 0.1667
    Hence, 4/8-1/3 can be written as 0.1667 in decimal.
    where
    0.1667 is the difference between 4/8 and 1/3.

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    How-to: 4/8 - 1/3 = ?

    The below workout with step by step calculation for subtracting 4/8 from 1/3 shows how to find what is the difference between 4/8 and 1/3. The difference of fractions 4/8 minus 1/3 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 4/8 minus 1/3 as a fraction?

    step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
    Input:
    Fraction A: 4/8
    Fraction B: 1/3

    What to be found?
    4/8-1/3 = ?
    Find what's the difference between 4/8 and 1/3.


    step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 4/8 and 1/3 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 4/8 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 4/8 and 1/3:
    The LCM of 8 and 3 is 24.


    step 4 Write the fractions 4/8 and 1/3 in the subtraction expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.
    =4/8-1/3
    =(4 x 24)/(8 x 24)-(1 x 24)/(3 x 24)


    step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:
    =12/24-8/24


    step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
    =1/24 x (12/1-8/1)
    =1/24 x (12 - 8)


    step 7Simplify the above expression further:
    =1/24 x 4
    = 4/24
    =1/6
    4/8-1/3=1/6

    Hence,
    4/8 minus 1/3 equals to 1/6 in fraction.



    Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
    step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
    Input:
    Fraction A: 4/8
    Fraction B: 1/3

    What to be found?
    4/8-1/3 = ?
    Find what's the difference between 4/8 and 1/3.

    step 2 Find the product of numerator of Fraction A and denominator of Fraction B (4 x 3), find the product of numerator of Fraction B and denominator of Fraction A (1 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:
    = (4 x 3) - (1 x 8)/(8 x 3)

    step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction:
    = (12 - 8)/24
    = 4/24
    = 1/6
    4/8-1/3 = 1/6
    Hence,
    4/8 minus 1/3 = 1/6

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