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    5/8 minus 5/9 as a fraction

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    5/8 - 5/9 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is 5/8 minus 5/9 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

    5/8-5/9 equals to
    5/8 - 5/9 = (?)
    5/8 - 5/9 = [(5 x 9) - (5 x 8)]/(8 x 9)
    = (45 - 40)/72
    = 5/72
    5/8 - 5/9 = 5/72
    5/8 minus 5/9 is equal to 5/72

    where
    5/8 is a fraction as a minuend,
    5/9 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
    5/72 is the difference between 5/8 and 5/9.

    5/8 minus 5/9 as a decimal
    5/8 - 5/9 = 5/72
    5/72 = 0.0694
    5/8-5/9 as a decimal is 0.0694
    where
    0.0694 is the difference between 5/8 and 5/9.

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    How-to: 5/8 - 5/9 = ?

    The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is 5/8 minus 5/9 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 5/9 as a fraction?

    step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
    Input:
    Fraction A: 5/8
    Fraction B: 5/9

    What to be found?
    5/8-5/9 = ?
    Find what's the difference between 5/8 and 5/9.


    step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 5/8 and 5/9 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 5/8 and 5/9 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 5/9:
    The LCM of 8 and 9 is 72.


    step 4 Write the fractions 5/8 and 5/9 in the subtraction expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.
    =5/8-5/9
    =(5 x 72)/(8 x 72)-(5 x 72)/(9 x 72)


    step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:
    =45/72-40/72


    step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
    =1/72 x (45/1-40/1)
    =1/72 x (45 - 40)


    step 7Simplify the above expression further:
    =1/72 x 5
    =5/72
    5/8-5/9=5/72

    Hence,
    5/8 minus 5/9 equals to 5/72 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: 5/9

    What to be found?
    5/8-5/9 = ?
    Find what's the difference between 5/8 and 5/9.

    step 2 Find the product of numerator of Fraction A and denominator of Fraction B (5 x 9), find the product of numerator of Fraction B and denominator of Fraction A (5 x 8), and find the product of both denominators of Fraction A and Fraction B (8 x 9) and rewrite the equation as like the below:
    = (5 x 9) - (5 x 8)/(8 x 9)

    step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction:
    = (45 - 40)/72
    5/8-5/9 = 5/72
    Hence,
    5/8 minus 5/9 = 5/72

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