# What is 3/8 - 2/3?

getcalc.com's **two fractions subtraction calculator** is an online basic math function tool to find what's the equivalent fraction for difference between two fractional numbers with different, unequal or unlike denominators 3/8 and 2/3.

3/8 - 2/3 = -7/24 in fraction form

3/8 - 2/3 = -0.2917 in decimal form

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## How to Find Equivalent Fraction for 3/8-2/3?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is the difference between two fractions by subtracting a fraction 2/3 from 3/8. For different, unequal or unlike denominators, use any one of the following methods to find the equivalent fraction for 3/8 minus 2/3.

1. LCM method

2. Cross multiplication method.

__Problem and Workout - LCM Method__

What is 3/8 minus 2/3 as a fraction by subtraction using LCM method?

step 1 Address *formula*, input parameters and values.

Input parameters and values:

3/8 & 2/3

3/8-2/3 = ?

step 2 For unequal denominators, find the LCM (least common multiple) for both denominators

The LCM for 8 and 3 is 24.

step 3 To have the common denominator, multiply the LCM with both numerator and denominator

=(3 x 24)/(8 x 24)-(2 x 24)/(3 x 24)

=9/24-16/24

=(9 - 16)/24

step 4 Find difference between numerators and rewrite it in a single form.

=-7/24

3/8-2/3=-7/24

By using LCM method, **-7/24** is the equivalent fraction by subtracting 2/3 from 3/8.

__Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method__

step 1 Address formula and input values.

Input values:

3/8 & 2/3

3/8 - 2/3 = ?

step 2 Cross multiply both numerator and denominator, multiply both denominators and rewrite as below

= (3 x 3) - (2 x 8)/(8 x 3)

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction

= (9 - 16)/24

3/8-2/3 = -7/24

By using cross multiplication method, **-7/24** is the difference between two fractions 3/8 and 2/3.