# What is 7/4 - 3/8? getcalc.com's two fractions subtraction calculator is an online basic math function tool to find what's the equivalent fraction for difference between two fractional numbers with different, unequal or unlike denominators 7/4 and 3/8.

7/4 - 3/8 = 44/32 as simplified as 11/8 in fraction form

7/4 - 3/8 = 1.375 in decimal form
This calculator, formula, step by step calculation and associated information to find the difference between 7/4 and 3/8 may help students, teachers, parents or professionals to learn, teach, practice or verify such two fractions subtraction calculations efficiently.

## How to Find Equivalent Fraction for 7/4-3/8?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is the difference between two fractions by subtracting a fraction 3/8 from 7/4. For different, unequal or unlike denominators, use any one of the following methods to find the equivalent fraction for 7/4 minus 3/8.
1. LCM method
2. Cross multiplication method.

Problem and Workout - LCM Method
What is 7/4 minus 3/8 as a fraction by subtraction using LCM method?

step 1 Address formula, input parameters and values.
Input parameters and values:
7/4 & 3/8
7/4-3/8 = ?

step 2 For unequal denominators, find the LCM (least common multiple) for both denominators
The LCM for 4 and 8 is 8.

step 3 To have the common denominator, multiply the LCM with both numerator and denominator
=(7 x 8)/(4 x 8)-(3 x 8)/(8 x 8)
=14/8-3/8
=(14 - 3)/8

step 4 Find difference between numerators and rewrite it in a single form.
=11/8
7/4-3/8=11/8

By using LCM method, 11/8 is the equivalent fraction by subtracting 3/8 from 7/4.

Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
step 1 Address formula and input values.
Input values:
7/4 & 3/8
7/4 - 3/8 = ?

step 2 Cross multiply both numerator and denominator, multiply both denominators and rewrite as below
= (7 x 8) - (3 x 4)/(4 x 8)

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction
= (56 - 12)/32
= 44/32
= 11/8
7/4-3/8 = 11/8
By using cross multiplication method, 11/8 is the difference between two fractions 7/4 and 3/8. 