Q: What is 5 over 8 minus 3 over 8?

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5/6 - 3/8 Subtraction of fractions. Steps to take : - #1 ; Convert to improper (top heavy) fractions. Not required in this case. #2 ; Bring to a common denominator; 6 X 8 = 48 #3 ; Bring the numerators to the equivalent values for a denominator of 48. #4 ; Subtract the numerators #5 ; Place the numerator over the denominator #6 ; Reduce the fraction to its lowest terms. Hence #1 ; Not required in this caser , as there are no whole number coefficients. #2 ; 4 x 8 = 48 #3 ; 5 x 8 = 40 & 3 x 6 = 18 #4 ; 40 - 18 = 22 #5 ; 22/48 #6 ; 11/24 The ANSWER!!!! NB For addition of fractions, complete the same steps , except at #4 , where you add the numerators. NNB Multiplication and division of fractions has a different 'steps to take' structure.

8/9 minus 5/9 is 1/3

3/8

3/4 minus 5/8 is 1/8

8/9 − 3/5 = 13/45

1 − 5/8 = 3/8

5 and 5/8

3 over 8

3/5

4 minus 3/8 is 3 5/8

8 and 5 over 6

1 and 3/8