# 4/8 minus 1/3 as a fraction 4/8 - 1/3 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is 4/8 minus 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 = (?)
4/8 - 1/3 = [(4 x 3) - (1 x 8)]/(8 x 3)
= (12 - 8)/24
= 4/24
= (4 x 1)/(4 x 6)
= 1/6
4/8 - 1/3 = 1/6
4/8 minus 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
4/8-1/3 as a decimal is 0.1667
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 shows how to find what is 4/8 minus 1/3 in simplest form by using the following methods:
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 