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    What is 5/8 - 1?

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    getcalc.com's two fractions subtraction calculator is an online basic math function tool to find what's the equivalent fraction for difference between fraction and a whole number, 5/8 minus 1. In mathematics, every integer is a rational number, hence a whole number 1 can be written as 1/1.
    5/8 - 1 = -3/8 in fraction form

    5/8 - 1 = -0.375 in decimal form
    This calculator, formula, step by step calculation and associated information to find the difference between 5/8 and 1 may help students, teachers, parents or professionals to learn, teach, practice or verify such two fractions subtraction calculations efficiently.

    How to Find Equivalent Fraction for 5/8-1?

    The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find the difference between fraction and a whole number by subtracting 1 from 5/8. use any one of the following methods to find the equivalent fraction for 5/8 minus 1.
    1. LCM method
    2. Cross multiplication method.

    Problem and Workout - LCM Method
    What is 5/8 minus 1 as a fraction by subtraction using LCM method?

    step 1 Address formula, input parameters and values.
    Input parameters and values:
    5/8 & 1/1
    5/8-1 = ?

    step 2 For unequal denominators, find the LCM (least common multiple) for both denominators
    The LCM for 8 and 1 is 8.

    step 3 To have the common denominator, multiply the LCM with both numerator and denominator
    =(5 x 8)/(8 x 8)-(1 x 8)/(1 x 8)
    =5/8-8/8
    =(5 - 8)/8

    step 4 Find difference between numerators and rewrite it in a single form.
    =-3/8
    5/8-1=-3/8

    By using LCM method, -3/8 is the equivalent fraction by subtracting 1 from 5/8.



    Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
    step 1 Address formula and input values.
    Input values:
    5/8 & 1/1
    5/8 - 1 = ?

    step 2 Cross multiply both numerator and denominator, multiply both denominators and rewrite as 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
    By using cross multiplication method, -3/8 is the difference between two fractions 5/8 and 1.

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