# What is 8/9 - 1/3?

getcalc.com's **two fractions subtraction calculator** is an online basic math function tool to find what's the equivalent fraction for difference between two fractional numbers with different, unequal or unlike denominators 8/9 and 1/3.

8/9 - 1/3 = 15/27 as simplified as 5/9 in fraction form

8/9 - 1/3 = 0.5556 in decimal form

This calculator, formula, step by step calculation and associated information to find the difference between 8/9 & 1/3 may help students, teachers,
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## How to Find Equivalent Fraction for 8/9-1/3?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is the difference between two fractions by subtracting a fraction 1/3 from 8/9. For different, unequal or unlike denominators, use any one of the following methods to find the equivalent fraction for 8/9 minus 1/3.

1. LCM method

2. Cross multiplication method.

__Problem & Workout - LCM Method__

What is 8/9 minus 1/3 as a fraction by subtraction using LCM method?

step 1 Address *formula*, input parameters & values.

Input parameters & values:

8/9 & 1/3

8/9-1/3 = ?

step 2 For unequal denominators, find the LCM (least common multiple) for both denominators

The LCM for 9 and 3 is 9.

step 3 To have the common denominator, multiply the LCM with both numerator & denominator

=(8 x 9)/(9 x 9)-(1 x 9)/(3 x 9)

=8/9-3/9

=(8 - 3)/9

step 4 Find difference between numerators and rewrite it in a single form.

=5/9

8/9-1/3=5/9

By using LCM method, **5/9** is the equivalent fraction by subtracting 1/3 from 8/9.

__Problem & Workout - Cross Multiplication Method__

step 1 Address formula, input parameters & values.

Input parameters & values:

8/9 & 1/3

8/9 - 1/3 = ?

step 2 Cross multiply both numerator & denominator, multiply both denominators and rewrite as below

= (8 x 3) - (1 x 9)/(9 x 3)

step 3 Simplify & rewrite the fraction

= (24 - 9)/27

= 15/27

= 5/9

8/9-1/3 = 5/9

By using cross multiplication method, **5/9** is the difference between two fractions 8/9 and 1/3.