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What is 1/3 minus 3/5?

Here we will show you how to calculate 1/3 minus 3/5. We will give you the answer in fraction form and in decimal form.

We label the numbers in 1/3 minus 3/5 like this:

1/3 - 3/5 = A/B - C/D

We will use a formula that does not require you to find the lowest common denominator to find the solution. The formula is:

(AD - BC) / BD

When we fill in 1/3 minus 3/5 into the formula above, we get:

(1x5 - 3x3) / 3x5
(5 - 9) / 15

Thus, the answer to 1/3 minus 3/5 (simplified if necessary) in fraction form is as follows:


To get the answer to 1/3 minus 3/5 in decimal form, we simply divide the numerator by the denominator from our fraction answer:

-4 / 15 = -0.2667

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