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    What is 8/5 minus 5/8?

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

    8/5-5/8 equals to
    8/5 - 5/8 = 39/40
    Hence, 8/5 - 5/8 is equal to 39/40.
    where
    8/5 is a fraction as a minuend,
    5/8 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
    39/40 is the difference between 8/5 and 5/8.

    8/5 minus 5/8 as a decimal
    8/5 - 5/8 = 39/40
    39/40 = 0.975
    Hence, 8/5-5/8 can be written as 0.975 in decimal.
    where
    0.975 is the difference between 8/5 and 5/8.

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

    The below workout with step by step calculation for subtracting 8/5 from 5/8 shows how to find what is the difference between 8/5 and 5/8. The difference of fractions 8/5 minus 5/8 can be obtained by using anyone of the two methods below:
    1. LCM method,
    2. Cross multiplication method.

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

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

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


    step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 8/5 and 5/8 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 8/5 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 8/5 and 5/8:
    The LCM of 5 and 8 is 40.


    step 4 Write the fractions 8/5 and 5/8 in the subtraction expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.
    =8/5-5/8
    =(8 x 40)/(5 x 40)-(5 x 40)/(8 x 40)


    step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:
    =64/40-25/40


    step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
    =1/40 x (64/1-25/1)
    =1/40 x (64 - 25)


    step 7Simplify the above expression further:
    =1/40 x 39
    =39/40
    8/5-5/8=39/40

    Hence,
    8/5 minus 5/8 equals to 39/40 in fraction.



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

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

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

    step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction:
    = (64 - 25)/40
    8/5-5/8 = 39/40
    Hence,
    8/5 minus 5/8 = 39/40

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