Q: What is five and three eighths minus three and three fourths?

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one eighth 2/8-2/4(4/8)+5/8 2/8-4/8= -2/8 -2/8+5/8=3/8

5/8 minus 4/5 is -7/40

The denominators are different, so find the equivalent fractions using the LCD , then add the fractions with the denominators.

First you need a common denominator: 3/4 and 5/8, the common denominator is 8. (4x2=8, 8x1=8) Multiply both the numerator and denominator of 3/4 by 2 so that it becomes 6/8. Now that a common denominator is established, you may subtract them with ease. 6/8 - 5/8 = 1/8.

the correct answer is one and one sixth or 1 1/6.

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