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    5/9 minus 8/9 as a fraction

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

    5/9-8/9 equals to
    5/9 - 8/9 = (?)
    5/9 - 8/9 = (5 - 8)/9
    = -3/9
    = (3 x -1)/(3 x 3)
    = -1/3
    5/9 - 8/9 = -1/3
    5/9 minus 8/9 is equal to -1/3

    where
    5/9 is a fraction as a minuend,
    8/9 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
    -1/3 is the difference between 5/9 and 8/9.

    5/9 minus 8/9 as a decimal
    5/9 - 8/9 = -1/3
    -1/3 = -0.3333
    5/9-8/9 as a decimal is -0.3333
    where
    -0.3333 is the difference between 5/9 and 8/9.

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

    The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is 5/9 minus 8/9 in simplest form

    Problem and Workout:
    What is 5/9 minus 8/9 as a fraction?
    step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
    Input:
    Fraction A: 5/9
    Fraction B: 8/9

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


    step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 5/9 and 8/9 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 5/9 and 8/9 are equal to each other, it is said to be like fractions subtraction.

    step 3 For like fractions subtraction, write the fractions 5/9 and 8/9 in subtraction expression form like the below:
    Difference = 5/9 - 8/9


    step 4Take the common value 1/9 out from the expression and rewrite the expression like the below:
    = 1/9 x (5 /1 - 8 /1)
    = 1/9 x (5 - 8)


    step 5Simplify the above expression further:
    = 1/9 x -3
    = -3/9
    = -3/9
    = -1/3
    5/9 - 8/9 = -1/3

    Hence,
    5/9 minus 8/9 equals to -1/3

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