# 9/3 minus 7/4 as a fraction

9/3 - 7/4 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is 9/3 minus 7/4 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.**9/3-7/4 equals to**

9/3 - 7/4 = (?)

9/3 - 7/4 = [(9 x 4) - (7 x 3)]/(3 x 4)

= (36 - 21)/12

= 15/12

= (3 x 5)/(3 x 4)

= 5/4

9/3 - 7/4 = 5/4

9/3 minus 7/4 is equal to **5/4**__where__

9/3 is a fraction as a minuend,

7/4 is a fraction as a subtrahend,

5/4 is the difference between 9/3 and 7/4.**9/3 minus 7/4 as a decimal**

9/3 - 7/4 = 5/4

5/4 = 1.25

9/3-7/4 as a decimal is 1.25__where__

1.25 is the difference between 9/3 and 7/4.

## How-to: 9/3 - 7/4 = ?

1. LCM method,

2. Cross multiplication method.

__Problem and Workout - LCM Method:__

What is 9/3 minus 7/4 as a fraction?

step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:__Input:__

Fraction A: 9/3

Fraction B: 7/4__What to be found?__

9/3-7/4 = ?

Find what's the difference between 9/3 and 7/4.

step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 9/3 and 7/4 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 9/3 and 7/4 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 9/3 and 7/4:

The LCM of 3 and 4 is 12.

step 4 Write the fractions 9/3 and 7/4 in the subtraction expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.

=9/3-7/4

=(9 x 12)/(3 x 12)-(7 x 12)/(4 x 12)

step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:

=36/12-21/12

step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:

=1/12 x (36/1-21/1)

=1/12 x (36 - 21)

step 7Simplify the above expression further:

=1/12 x 15

= *15/12*

=5/4

9/3-7/4=5/4

Hence,

9/3 minus 7/4 equals to **5/4** in fraction.

__Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method__

step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:__Input:__

Fraction A: 9/3

Fraction B: 7/4__What to be found?__

9/3-7/4 = ?

Find what's the difference between 9/3 and 7/4.

step 2 Find the product of numerator of Fraction A and denominator of Fraction B (9 x 4), find the product of numerator of Fraction B and denominator of Fraction A (7 x 3), and find the product of both denominators of Fraction A and Fraction B (3 x 4) and rewrite the equation as like the below:

= (9 x 4) - (7 x 3)/(3 x 4)

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction:

= (36 - 21)/12

= 15/12

= 5/4

9/3-7/4 = 5/4

Hence,

9/3 minus 7/4 = **5/4**