# 7/8 minus 2/4 as a fraction 7/8 - 2/4 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is 7/8 minus 2/4 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

7/8-2/4 equals to
7/8 - 2/4 = (?)
7/8 - 2/4 = [(7 x 4) - (2 x 8)]/(8 x 4)
= (28 - 16)/32
= 12/32
= (4 x 3)/(4 x 8)
= 3/8
7/8 - 2/4 = 3/8
7/8 minus 2/4 is equal to 3/8

where
7/8 is a fraction as a minuend,
2/4 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
3/8 is the difference between 7/8 and 2/4.

7/8 minus 2/4 as a decimal
7/8 - 2/4 = 3/8
3/8 = 0.375
7/8-2/4 as a decimal is 0.375
where
0.375 is the difference between 7/8 and 2/4.

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## How-to: 7/8 - 2/4 = ?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is 7/8 minus 2/4 in simplest form by using the following methods:
1. LCM method,
2. Cross multiplication method.

Problem and Workout - LCM Method:
What is 7/8 minus 2/4 as a fraction?

step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 7/8
Fraction B: 2/4

What to be found?
7/8-2/4 = ?
Find what's the difference between 7/8 and 2/4.

step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 7/8 and 2/4 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 7/8 and 2/4 are not equal, it is said to be unlike fractions subtraction.

step 3For unlike fractions subtraction, find the LCM (least common multiple) of both denominators of fractions 7/8 and 2/4:
The LCM of 8 and 4 is 8.

step 4 Write the fractions 7/8 and 2/4 in the subtraction expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.
=7/8-2/4
=(7 x 8)/(8 x 8)-(2 x 8)/(4 x 8)

step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:
=7/8-4/8

step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
=1/8 x (7/1-4/1)
=1/8 x (7 - 4)

step 7Simplify the above expression further:
=1/8 x 3
=3/8
7/8-2/4=3/8

Hence,
7/8 minus 2/4 equals to 3/8 in fraction.

Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 7/8
Fraction B: 2/4

What to be found?
7/8-2/4 = ?
Find what's the difference between 7/8 and 2/4.

step 2 Find the product of numerator of Fraction A and denominator of Fraction B (7 x 4), find the product of numerator of Fraction B and denominator of Fraction A (2 x 8), and find the product of both denominators of Fraction A and Fraction B (8 x 4) and rewrite the equation as like the below:
= (7 x 4) - (2 x 8)/(8 x 4)

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction:
= (28 - 16)/32
= 12/32
= 3/8
7/8-2/4 = 3/8
Hence,
7/8 minus 2/4 = 3/8 