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    What is 7/8 minus 3/8?

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    7/8 - 3/8 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is the difference between 7/8 and 3/8 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

    7/8-3/8 equals to
    7/8 - 3/8 = 1/2
    Hence, 7/8 - 3/8 is equal to 1/2.
    where
    7/8 is a fraction as a minuend,
    3/8 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
    1/2 is the difference between 7/8 and 3/8.

    7/8 minus 3/8 as a decimal
    7/8 - 3/8 = 1/2
    1/2 = 0.5
    Hence, 7/8-3/8 can be written as 0.5 in decimal.
    where
    0.5 is the difference between 7/8 and 3/8.

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    How-to: 7/8 - 3/8 = ?

    The below workout with step by step calculation for subtracting 7/8 from 3/8 shows how to find what is the difference between 7/8 and 3/8.

    Problem and Workout:
    What is 7/8 minus 3/8 as a fraction?
    step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
    Input:
    Fraction A: 7/8
    Fraction B: 3/8

    What to be found?
    7/8-3/8 = ?
    Find what's the difference of 7/8 and 3/8.


    step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 7/8 and 3/8 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 7/8 and 3/8 are equal to each other, it is said to be like fractions subtraction.

    step 3 For like fractions subtraction, write the fractions 7/8 and 3/8 in subtraction expression form like the below:
    Difference = 7/8 - 3/8


    step 4Take the common value 1/8 out from the expression and rewrite the expression like the below:
    = 1/8 x (7 /1 - 3 /1)
    = 1/8 x (7 - 3)


    step 5Simplify the above expression further:
    = 1/8 x 4
    = 4/8
    = 4/8
    = 1/2
    7/8 - 3/8 = 1/2

    Hence,
    7/8 minus 3/8 equals to 1/2

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