# What is 15/16 - 7/8?

Mar 9, 2018

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#### Explanation:

Alright, to add of subtract two fractions, we have to make sure that they have the same denominator. To do this, lets multiply the $\frac{7}{8}$ by $\frac{2}{2}$ so that they both have the same denominator.

$= \frac{15}{16} - \frac{7}{8}$

$= \frac{15}{16} - \frac{7}{8} \cdot \frac{2}{2}$

$= \frac{15}{16} - \frac{14}{16}$

Now we can just solve

$= \frac{15 - 14}{16}$

$= \frac{1}{16}$

Hope this helped!
~Chandler Dowd