# 5/8 minus 7/8 as a fraction 5/8 - 7/8 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is 5/8 minus 7/8 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

5/8-7/8 equals to
5/8 - 7/8 = (?)
5/8 - 7/8 = (5 - 7)/8
= -2/8
= (2 x -1)/(2 x 4)
= -1/4
5/8 - 7/8 = -1/4
5/8 minus 7/8 is equal to -1/4

where
5/8 is a fraction as a minuend,
7/8 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
-1/4 is the difference between 5/8 and 7/8.

5/8 minus 7/8 as a decimal
5/8 - 7/8 = -1/4
-1/4 = -0.25
5/8-7/8 as a decimal is -0.25
where
-0.25 is the difference between 5/8 and 7/8.

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## How-to: 5/8 - 7/8 = ?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is 5/8 minus 7/8 in simplest form

Problem and Workout:
What is 5/8 minus 7/8 as a fraction?
step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 5/8
Fraction B: 7/8

What to be found?
5/8-7/8 = ?
Find what's the difference of 5/8 and 7/8.

step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 5/8 and 7/8 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 5/8 and 7/8 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 7/8 in subtraction expression form like the below:
Difference = 5/8 - 7/8

step 4Take the common value 1/8 out from the expression and rewrite the expression like the below:
= 1/8 x (5 /1 - 7 /1)
= 1/8 x (5 - 7)

step 5Simplify the above expression further:
= 1/8 x -2
= -2/8
= -2/8
= -1/4
5/8 - 7/8 = -1/4

Hence,
5/8 minus 7/8 equals to -1/4 