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    5/6 minus 1/8 as a fraction

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    5/6 - 1/8 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is 5/6 minus 1/8 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

    5/6-1/8 equals to
    5/6 - 1/8 = (?)
    5/6 - 1/8 = [(5 x 8) - (1 x 6)]/(6 x 8)
    = (40 - 6)/48
    = 34/48
    = (2 x 17)/(2 x 24)
    = 17/24
    5/6 - 1/8 = 17/24
    5/6 minus 1/8 is equal to 17/24

    where
    5/6 is a fraction as a minuend,
    1/8 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
    17/24 is the difference between 5/6 and 1/8.

    5/6 minus 1/8 as a decimal
    5/6 - 1/8 = 17/24
    17/24 = 0.7083
    5/6-1/8 as a decimal is 0.7083
    where
    0.7083 is the difference between 5/6 and 1/8.

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    How-to: 5/6 - 1/8 = ?

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

    Problem and Workout - LCM Method:
    What is 5/6 minus 1/8 as a fraction?

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

    What to be found?
    5/6-1/8 = ?
    Find what's the difference between 5/6 and 1/8.


    step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 5/6 and 1/8 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 5/6 and 1/8 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 5/6 and 1/8:
    The LCM of 6 and 8 is 24.


    step 4 Write the fractions 5/6 and 1/8 in the subtraction expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.
    =5/6-1/8
    =(5 x 24)/(6 x 24)-(1 x 24)/(8 x 24)


    step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:
    =20/24-3/24


    step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
    =1/24 x (20/1-3/1)
    =1/24 x (20 - 3)


    step 7Simplify the above expression further:
    =1/24 x 17
    =17/24
    5/6-1/8=17/24

    Hence,
    5/6 minus 1/8 equals to 17/24 in fraction.



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

    What to be found?
    5/6-1/8 = ?
    Find what's the difference between 5/6 and 1/8.

    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 (1 x 6), and find the product of both denominators of Fraction A and Fraction B (6 x 8) and rewrite the equation as like the below:
    = (5 x 8) - (1 x 6)/(6 x 8)

    step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction:
    = (40 - 6)/48
    = 34/48
    = 17/24
    5/6-1/8 = 17/24
    Hence,
    5/6 minus 1/8 = 17/24

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