# 8/9 minus 2/7 as a fraction 8/9 - 2/7 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is 8/9 minus 2/7 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

8/9-2/7 equals to
8/9 - 2/7 = (?)
8/9 - 2/7 = [(8 x 7) - (2 x 9)]/(9 x 7)
= (56 - 18)/63
= 38/63
8/9 - 2/7 = 38/63
8/9 minus 2/7 is equal to 38/63

where
8/9 is a fraction as a minuend,
2/7 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
38/63 is the difference between 8/9 and 2/7.

8/9 minus 2/7 as a decimal
8/9 - 2/7 = 38/63
38/63 = 0.6032
8/9-2/7 as a decimal is 0.6032
where
0.6032 is the difference between 8/9 and 2/7.

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## How-to: 8/9 - 2/7 = ?

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

Problem and Workout - LCM Method:
What is 8/9 minus 2/7 as a fraction?

step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 8/9
Fraction B: 2/7

What to be found?
8/9-2/7 = ?
Find what's the difference between 8/9 and 2/7.

step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 8/9 and 2/7 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 8/9 and 2/7 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 8/9 and 2/7:
The LCM of 9 and 7 is 63.

step 4 Write the fractions 8/9 and 2/7 in the subtraction expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.
=8/9-2/7
=(8 x 63)/(9 x 63)-(2 x 63)/(7 x 63)

step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:
=56/63-18/63

step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
=1/63 x (56/1-18/1)
=1/63 x (56 - 18)

step 7Simplify the above expression further:
=1/63 x 38
=38/63
8/9-2/7=38/63

Hence,
8/9 minus 2/7 equals to 38/63 in fraction.

Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 8/9
Fraction B: 2/7

What to be found?
8/9-2/7 = ?
Find what's the difference between 8/9 and 2/7.

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

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction:
= (56 - 18)/63
8/9-2/7 = 38/63
Hence,
8/9 minus 2/7 = 38/63 