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    5/8 minus 6/8 as a fraction

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

    5/8-6/8 equals to
    5/8 - 6/8 = (?)
    5/8 - 6/8 = (5 - 6)/8
    = -1/8
    5/8 - 6/8 = -1/8
    5/8 minus 6/8 is equal to -1/8

    where
    5/8 is a fraction as a minuend,
    6/8 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
    -1/8 is the difference between 5/8 and 6/8.

    5/8 minus 6/8 as a decimal
    5/8 - 6/8 = -1/8
    -1/8 = -0.125
    5/8-6/8 as a decimal is -0.125
    where
    -0.125 is the difference between 5/8 and 6/8.

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

    The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is 5/8 minus 6/8 in simplest form

    Problem and Workout:
    What is 5/8 minus 6/8 as a fraction?
    step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
    Input:
    Fraction A: 5/8
    Fraction B: 6/8

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


    step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 5/8 and 6/8 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 5/8 and 6/8 are equal to each other, it is said to be like fractions subtraction.

    step 3 For like fractions subtraction, write the fractions 5/8 and 6/8 in subtraction expression form like the below:
    Difference = 5/8 - 6/8


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


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

    Hence,
    5/8 minus 6/8 equals to -1/8

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