# 5/8 minus 6/8 as a fraction

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.

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

__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**