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    5/8 minus 1/7 as a fraction

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    5/8 - 1/7 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is 5/8 minus 1/7 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

    5/8-1/7 equals to
    5/8 - 1/7 = (?)
    5/8 - 1/7 = [(5 x 7) - (1 x 8)]/(8 x 7)
    = (35 - 8)/56
    = 27/56
    5/8 - 1/7 = 27/56
    5/8 minus 1/7 is equal to 27/56

    where
    5/8 is a fraction as a minuend,
    1/7 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
    27/56 is the difference between 5/8 and 1/7.

    5/8 minus 1/7 as a decimal
    5/8 - 1/7 = 27/56
    27/56 = 0.4821
    5/8-1/7 as a decimal is 0.4821
    where
    0.4821 is the difference between 5/8 and 1/7.

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    How-to: 5/8 - 1/7 = ?

    The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is 5/8 minus 1/7 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 1/7 as a fraction?

    step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
    Input:
    Fraction A: 5/8
    Fraction B: 1/7

    What to be found?
    5/8-1/7 = ?
    Find what's the difference between 5/8 and 1/7.


    step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 5/8 and 1/7 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 5/8 and 1/7 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 1/7:
    The LCM of 8 and 7 is 56.


    step 4 Write the fractions 5/8 and 1/7 in the subtraction expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.
    =5/8-1/7
    =(5 x 56)/(8 x 56)-(1 x 56)/(7 x 56)


    step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:
    =35/56-8/56


    step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
    =1/56 x (35/1-8/1)
    =1/56 x (35 - 8)


    step 7Simplify the above expression further:
    =1/56 x 27
    =27/56
    5/8-1/7=27/56

    Hence,
    5/8 minus 1/7 equals to 27/56 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: 1/7

    What to be found?
    5/8-1/7 = ?
    Find what's the difference between 5/8 and 1/7.

    step 2 Find the product of numerator of Fraction A and denominator of Fraction B (5 x 7), 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 7) and rewrite the equation as like the below:
    = (5 x 7) - (1 x 8)/(8 x 7)

    step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction:
    = (35 - 8)/56
    5/8-1/7 = 27/56
    Hence,
    5/8 minus 1/7 = 27/56

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