# What is 7/8 - 1/4?

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 7/8 and 1/4.

7/8 - 1/4 = 20/32 as simplified as 5/8 in fraction form

7/8 - 1/4 = 0.625 in decimal form

This calculator, formula, step by step calculation and associated information to find the difference between 7/8 & 1/4 may help students, teachers,
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## How to Find Equivalent Fraction for 7/8-1/4?

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

1. LCM method

2. Cross multiplication method.

__Problem & Workout - LCM Method__

What is 7/8 minus 1/4 as a fraction by subtraction using LCM method?

step 1 Address *formula*, input parameters & values.

Input parameters & values:

7/8 & 1/4

7/8-1/4 = ?

step 2 For unequal denominators, find the LCM (least common multiple) for both denominators

The LCM for 8 and 4 is 8.

step 3 To have the common denominator, multiply the LCM with both numerator & denominator

=(7 x 8)/(8 x 8)-(1 x 8)/(4 x 8)

=7/8-2/8

=(7 - 2)/8

step 4 Find difference between numerators and rewrite it in a single form.

=5/8

7/8-1/4=5/8

By using LCM method, **5/8** is the equivalent fraction by subtracting 1/4 from 7/8.

__Problem & Workout - Cross Multiplication Method__

step 1 Address formula, input parameters & values.

Input parameters & values:

7/8 & 1/4

7/8 - 1/4 = ?

step 2 Cross multiply both numerator & denominator, multiply both denominators and rewrite as below

= (7 x 4) - (1 x 8)/(8 x 4)

step 3 Simplify & rewrite the fraction

= (28 - 8)/32

= 20/32

= 5/8

7/8-1/4 = 5/8

By using cross multiplication method, **5/8** is the difference between two fractions 7/8 and 1/4.