**1 3/8 Minus 3/4 as a Fraction**

In this article, we will explore how to subtract 3/4 from 1 3/8 and express the result as a fraction.

**Converting Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions**

Before we can perform the subtraction, we need to convert the mixed number 1 3/8 to an improper fraction.

1 3/8 = (1 × 8) + 3 / 8 = 8 + 3 / 8 = 11 / 8

So, 1 3/8 is equal to 11/8 as an improper fraction.

**Subtracting 3/4 from 11/8**

Now, let's subtract 3/4 from 11/8:

11/8 - 3/4

To subtract these fractions, we need to find a common denominator. The least common multiple (LCM) of 8 and 4 is 8. So, we can convert 3/4 to an equivalent fraction with a denominator of 8:

3/4 = 6/8

Now, we can subtract:

11/8 - 6/8 = 5/8

**Result as a Fraction**

Therefore, 1 3/8 minus 3/4 is equal to **5/8** as a fraction.