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    7/9 minus 5/8 as a fraction

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    7/9 - 5/8 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is 7/9 minus 5/8 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

    7/9-5/8 equals to
    7/9 - 5/8 = (?)
    7/9 - 5/8 = [(7 x 8) - (5 x 9)]/(9 x 8)
    = (56 - 45)/72
    = 11/72
    7/9 - 5/8 = 11/72
    7/9 minus 5/8 is equal to 11/72

    where
    7/9 is a fraction as a minuend,
    5/8 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
    11/72 is the difference between 7/9 and 5/8.

    7/9 minus 5/8 as a decimal
    7/9 - 5/8 = 11/72
    11/72 = 0.1528
    7/9-5/8 as a decimal is 0.1528
    where
    0.1528 is the difference between 7/9 and 5/8.

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    How-to: 7/9 - 5/8 = ?

    The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is 7/9 minus 5/8 in simplest form by using the following methods:
    1. LCM method,
    2. Cross multiplication method.

    Problem and Workout - LCM Method:
    What is 7/9 minus 5/8 as a fraction?

    step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
    Input:
    Fraction A: 7/9
    Fraction B: 5/8

    What to be found?
    7/9-5/8 = ?
    Find what's the difference between 7/9 and 5/8.


    step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 7/9 and 5/8 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 7/9 and 5/8 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 7/9 and 5/8:
    The LCM of 9 and 8 is 72.


    step 4 Write the fractions 7/9 and 5/8 in the subtraction expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.
    =7/9-5/8
    =(7 x 72)/(9 x 72)-(5 x 72)/(8 x 72)


    step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:
    =56/72-45/72


    step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
    =1/72 x (56/1-45/1)
    =1/72 x (56 - 45)


    step 7Simplify the above expression further:
    =1/72 x 11
    =11/72
    7/9-5/8=11/72

    Hence,
    7/9 minus 5/8 equals to 11/72 in fraction.



    Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
    step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
    Input:
    Fraction A: 7/9
    Fraction B: 5/8

    What to be found?
    7/9-5/8 = ?
    Find what's the difference between 7/9 and 5/8.

    step 2 Find the product of numerator of Fraction A and denominator of Fraction B (7 x 8), find the product of numerator of Fraction B and denominator of Fraction A (5 x 9), and find the product of both denominators of Fraction A and Fraction B (9 x 8) and rewrite the equation as like the below:
    = (7 x 8) - (5 x 9)/(9 x 8)

    step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction:
    = (56 - 45)/72
    7/9-5/8 = 11/72
    Hence,
    7/9 minus 5/8 = 11/72

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