What is 5/7 minus 2/7? 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 