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    5/8 minus 7/8 as a fraction

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    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

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