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    What is 5/8 minus 3/6?

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    5/8 - 3/6 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is the difference between 5/8 and 3/6 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

    5/8-3/6 equals to
    5/8 - 3/6 = 1/8
    Hence, 5/8 - 3/6 is equal to 1/8.
    where
    5/8 is a fraction as a minuend,
    3/6 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
    1/8 is the difference between 5/8 and 3/6.

    5/8 minus 3/6 as a decimal
    5/8 - 3/6 = 1/8
    1/8 = 0.125
    Hence, 5/8-3/6 can be written as 0.125 in decimal.
    where
    0.125 is the difference between 5/8 and 3/6.

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    How-to: 5/8 - 3/6 = ?

    The below workout with step by step calculation for subtracting 5/8 from 3/6 shows how to find what is the difference between 5/8 and 3/6. The difference of fractions 5/8 minus 3/6 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 3/6 as a fraction?

    step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
    Input:
    Fraction A: 5/8
    Fraction B: 3/6

    What to be found?
    5/8-3/6 = ?
    Find what's the difference between 5/8 and 3/6.


    step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 5/8 and 3/6 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 5/8 and 3/6 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 3/6:
    The LCM of 8 and 6 is 24.


    step 4 Write the fractions 5/8 and 3/6 in the subtraction expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.
    =5/8-3/6
    =(5 x 24)/(8 x 24)-(3 x 24)/(6 x 24)


    step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:
    =15/24-12/24


    step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
    =1/24 x (15/1-12/1)
    =1/24 x (15 - 12)


    step 7Simplify the above expression further:
    =1/24 x 3
    = 3/24
    =1/8
    5/8-3/6=1/8

    Hence,
    5/8 minus 3/6 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: 3/6

    What to be found?
    5/8-3/6 = ?
    Find what's the difference between 5/8 and 3/6.

    step 2 Find the product of numerator of Fraction A and denominator of Fraction B (5 x 6), find the product of numerator of Fraction B and denominator of Fraction A (3 x 8), and find the product of both denominators of Fraction A and Fraction B (8 x 6) and rewrite the equation as like the below:
    = (5 x 6) - (3 x 8)/(8 x 6)

    step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction:
    = (30 - 24)/48
    = 6/48
    = 1/8
    5/8-3/6 = 1/8
    Hence,
    5/8 minus 3/6 = 1/8

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