# What is 3/8 - 1/8?

May 3, 2017

The answer is $\frac{2}{8}$ or $\frac{1}{4.}$

#### Explanation:

$\frac{3}{8} - \frac{1}{8}$

First, you have to subtract $3 - 1$ (the numerators).

$3 - 1 = 2$

The denominator remains as $8.$

$\frac{2}{8}$

$\frac{2}{8}$ can be simplified to $\frac{1}{4.}$

Jul 26, 2017

Three of anything less one of the same thing will give two.

$\frac{2}{8} = \frac{1}{4}$

#### Explanation:

Three of anything less one of the same thing will give two.

$3$ pens -$1$ pen = $2$ pens

$3$ dogs - $1$ dog = $2$ dogs.

In this case we have $3$ eighths - $1$ eighth = $2$ eighths.

In maths: $\frac{3}{8} - \frac{1}{8} = \frac{3 - 1}{8} = \frac{2}{8}$

$\frac{2}{8} = \frac{1}{4}$