# 5/2 minus 6/8 as a fraction 5/2 - 6/8 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is 5/2 minus 6/8 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

5/2-6/8 equals to
5/2 - 6/8 = (?)
5/2 - 6/8 = [(5 x 8) - (6 x 2)]/(2 x 8)
= (40 - 12)/16
= 28/16
= (4 x 7)/(4 x 4)
= 7/4
5/2 - 6/8 = 7/4
5/2 minus 6/8 is equal to 7/4

where
5/2 is a fraction as a minuend,
6/8 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
7/4 is the difference between 5/2 and 6/8.

5/2 minus 6/8 as a decimal
5/2 - 6/8 = 7/4
7/4 = 1.75
5/2-6/8 as a decimal is 1.75
where
1.75 is the difference between 5/2 and 6/8.

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## How-to: 5/2 - 6/8 = ?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is 5/2 minus 6/8 in simplest form by using the following methods:
1. LCM method,
2. Cross multiplication method.

Problem and Workout - LCM Method:
What is 5/2 minus 6/8 as a fraction?

step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 5/2
Fraction B: 6/8

What to be found?
5/2-6/8 = ?
Find what's the difference between 5/2 and 6/8.

step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 5/2 and 6/8 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 5/2 and 6/8 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 5/2 and 6/8:
The LCM of 2 and 8 is 8.

step 4 Write the fractions 5/2 and 6/8 in the subtraction expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.
=5/2-6/8
=(5 x 8)/(2 x 8)-(6 x 8)/(8 x 8)

step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:
=20/8-6/8

step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
=1/8 x (20/1-6/1)
=1/8 x (20 - 6)

step 7Simplify the above expression further:
=1/8 x 14
= 14/8
=7/4
5/2-6/8=7/4

Hence,
5/2 minus 6/8 equals to 7/4 in fraction.

Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 5/2
Fraction B: 6/8

What to be found?
5/2-6/8 = ?
Find what's the difference between 5/2 and 6/8.

step 2 Find the product of numerator of Fraction A and denominator of Fraction B (5 x 8), find the product of numerator of Fraction B and denominator of Fraction A (6 x 2), and find the product of both denominators of Fraction A and Fraction B (2 x 8) and rewrite the equation as like the below:
= (5 x 8) - (6 x 2)/(2 x 8)

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction:
= (40 - 12)/16
= 28/16
= 7/4
5/2-6/8 = 7/4
Hence,
5/2 minus 6/8 = 7/4 