# 7/9 minus 5/8 as a fraction 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 