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

5/8-1 equals to
5/8 - 1 = (?)
5/8 - 1/1 = [(5 x 1) - (1 x 8)]/(8 x 1)
= (5 - 8)/8
= -3/8
5/8 - 1 = -3/8
5/8 minus 1 is equal to -3/8

where
5/8 is a fraction as a minuend,
1 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
-3/8 is the difference between 5/8 and 1.

5/8 minus 1 as a decimal
5/8 - 1 = -3/8
-3/8 = -0.375
5/8-1 as a decimal is -0.375
where
-0.375 is the difference between 5/8 and 1.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
=1/8 x (5/1-8/1)
=1/8 x (5 - 8)

step 7Simplify the above expression further:
=1/8 x -3
=-3/8
5/8-1=-3/8

Hence,
5/8 minus 1 equals to -3/8 in fraction.

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

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

step 2 Find the product of numerator of Fraction A and denominator of Fraction B (5 x 1), 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 1) and rewrite the equation as like the below:
= (5 x 1) - (1 x 8)/(8 x 1)

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction:
= (5 - 8)/8
5/8-1 = -3/8
Hence,
5/8 minus 1 = -3/8 