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    What is 5/7 minus 2/7?

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    5/7 - 2/7 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is the difference between 5/7 and 2/7 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

    5/7-2/7 equals to
    5/7 - 2/7 = 3/7
    Hence, 5/7 - 2/7 is equal to 3/7.
    where
    5/7 is a fraction as a minuend,
    2/7 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
    3/7 is the difference between 5/7 and 2/7.

    5/7 minus 2/7 as a decimal
    5/7 - 2/7 = 3/7
    3/7 = 0.4286
    Hence, 5/7-2/7 can be written as 0.4286 in decimal.
    where
    0.4286 is the difference between 5/7 and 2/7.

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    How-to: 5/7 - 2/7 = ?

    The below workout with step by step calculation for subtracting 5/7 from 2/7 shows how to find what is the difference between 5/7 and 2/7.

    Problem and Workout:
    What is 5/7 minus 2/7 as a fraction?
    step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
    Input:
    Fraction A: 5/7
    Fraction B: 2/7

    What to be found?
    5/7-2/7 = ?
    Find what's the difference of 5/7 and 2/7.


    step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 5/7 and 2/7 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 5/7 and 2/7 are equal to each other, it is said to be like fractions subtraction.

    step 3 For like fractions subtraction, write the fractions 5/7 and 2/7 in subtraction expression form like the below:
    Difference = 5/7 - 2/7


    step 4Take the common value 1/7 out from the expression and rewrite the expression like the below:
    = 1/7 x (5 /1 - 2 /1)
    = 1/7 x (5 - 2)


    step 5Simplify the above expression further:
    = 1/7 x 3
    = 3/7
    5/7 - 2/7 = 3/7

    Hence,
    5/7 minus 2/7 equals to 3/7

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