Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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Chapter 3 - Adding and Subtracting Fractions - 3.3 Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions - 3.3 Exercises: 24

Answer

$\frac{1}{8}$

Work Step by Step

$\frac{3}{4} - \frac{5}{8} = \frac{3 \cdot 2}{4 \cdot 2} - \frac{5}{8} = \frac{6}{8} - \frac{5}{8} = \frac{6-5}{8} = \frac{1}{8}$
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