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    5/8 minus 1 as a fraction

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    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

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