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    What is 5/8 minus 2/4?

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    5/8 - 2/4 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is the difference between 5/8 and 2/4 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

    5/8-2/4 equals to
    5/8 - 2/4 = 1/8
    Hence, 5/8 - 2/4 is equal to 1/8.
    where
    5/8 is a fraction as a minuend,
    2/4 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
    1/8 is the difference between 5/8 and 2/4.

    5/8 minus 2/4 as a decimal
    5/8 - 2/4 = 1/8
    1/8 = 0.125
    Hence, 5/8-2/4 can be written as 0.125 in decimal.
    where
    0.125 is the difference between 5/8 and 2/4.

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    How-to: 5/8 - 2/4 = ?

    The below workout with step by step calculation for subtracting 5/8 from 2/4 shows how to find what is the difference between 5/8 and 2/4. The difference of fractions 5/8 minus 2/4 can be obtained by using anyone of the two methods below:
    1. LCM method,
    2. Cross multiplication method.

    Problem and Workout - LCM Method:
    What is 5/8 minus 2/4 as a fraction?

    step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
    Input:
    Fraction A: 5/8
    Fraction B: 2/4

    What to be found?
    5/8-2/4 = ?
    Find what's the difference between 5/8 and 2/4.


    step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 5/8 and 2/4 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 5/8 and 2/4 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 2/4:
    The LCM of 8 and 4 is 8.


    step 4 Write the fractions 5/8 and 2/4 in the subtraction expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.
    =5/8-2/4
    =(5 x 8)/(8 x 8)-(2 x 8)/(4 x 8)


    step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:
    =5/8-4/8


    step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
    =1/8 x (5/1-4/1)
    =1/8 x (5 - 4)


    step 7Simplify the above expression further:
    =1/8 x 1
    =1/8
    5/8-2/4=1/8

    Hence,
    5/8 minus 2/4 equals to 1/8 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: 2/4

    What to be found?
    5/8-2/4 = ?
    Find what's the difference between 5/8 and 2/4.

    step 2 Find the product of numerator of Fraction A and denominator of Fraction B (5 x 4), find the product of numerator of Fraction B and denominator of Fraction A (2 x 8), and find the product of both denominators of Fraction A and Fraction B (8 x 4) and rewrite the equation as like the below:
    = (5 x 4) - (2 x 8)/(8 x 4)

    step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction:
    = (20 - 16)/32
    = 4/32
    = 1/8
    5/8-2/4 = 1/8
    Hence,
    5/8 minus 2/4 = 1/8

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