# What is 5/8 - 3/7? getcalc.com's two fractions subtraction calculator is an online basic math function tool to find what's the equivalent fraction for difference between two fractional numbers with different, unequal or unlike denominators 5/8 and 3/7.

5/8 - 3/7 = 11/56 in fraction form

5/8 - 3/7 = 0.1964 in decimal form
This calculator, formula, step by step calculation and associated information to find the difference between 5/8 and 3/7 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 5/8-3/7?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is the difference between two fractions by subtracting a fraction 3/7 from 5/8. For different, unequal or unlike denominators, use any one of the following methods to find the equivalent fraction for 5/8 minus 3/7.
1. LCM method
2. Cross multiplication method.

Problem and Workout - LCM Method
What is 5/8 minus 3/7 as a fraction by subtraction using LCM method?

step 1 Address formula, input parameters and values.
Input parameters and values:
5/8 & 3/7
5/8-3/7 = ?

step 2 For unequal denominators, find the LCM (least common multiple) for both denominators
The LCM for 8 and 7 is 56.

step 3 To have the common denominator, multiply the LCM with both numerator and denominator
=(5 x 56)/(8 x 56)-(3 x 56)/(7 x 56)
=35/56-24/56
=(35 - 24)/56

step 4 Find difference between numerators and rewrite it in a single form.
=11/56
5/8-3/7=11/56

By using LCM method, 11/56 is the equivalent fraction by subtracting 3/7 from 5/8.

Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
step 1 Address formula and input values.
Input values:
5/8 & 3/7
5/8 - 3/7 = ?

step 2 Cross multiply both numerator and denominator, multiply both denominators and rewrite as below
= (5 x 7) - (3 x 8)/(8 x 7)

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction
= (35 - 24)/56
5/8-3/7 = 11/56
By using cross multiplication method, 11/56 is the difference between two fractions 5/8 and 3/7. 