# What is 7/8 - 2/3?

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 2/3.

7/8 - 2/3 = 5/24 in fraction form

7/8 - 2/3 = 0.2083 in decimal form

This calculator, formula, step by step calculation and associated information to find the difference between 7/8 & 2/3 may help students, teachers,
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## How to Find Equivalent Fraction for 7/8-2/3?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is the difference between two fractions by subtracting a fraction 2/3 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 2/3.

1. LCM method

2. Cross multiplication method.

__Problem & Workout - LCM Method__

What is 7/8 minus 2/3 as a fraction by subtraction using LCM method?

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

Input parameters & values:

7/8 & 2/3

7/8-2/3 = ?

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

The LCM for 8 and 3 is 24.

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

=(7 x 24)/(8 x 24)-(2 x 24)/(3 x 24)

=21/24-16/24

=(21 - 16)/24

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

=5/24

7/8-2/3=5/24

By using LCM method, **5/24** is the equivalent fraction by subtracting 2/3 from 7/8.

__Problem & Workout - Cross Multiplication Method__

step 1 Address formula, input parameters & values.

Input parameters & values:

7/8 & 2/3

7/8 - 2/3 = ?

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

= (7 x 3) - (2 x 8)/(8 x 3)

step 3 Simplify & rewrite the fraction

= (21 - 16)/24

7/8-2/3 = 5/24

By using cross multiplication method, **5/24** is the difference between two fractions 7/8 and 2/3.