# What is 12/7 - 6? getcalc.com's two fractions subtraction calculator is an online basic math function tool to find what's the equivalent fraction for difference between fraction and a whole number, 12/7 minus 6. In mathematics, every integer is a rational number, hence a whole number 6 can be written as 6/1.
12/7 - 6 = -30/7 in fraction form

12/7 - 6 = -4.2857 in decimal form
This calculator, formula, step by step calculation and associated information to find the difference between 12/7 and 6 may help students, teachers, parents or professionals to learn, teach, practice or verify such two fractions subtraction calculations efficiently.

## How to Find Equivalent Fraction for 12/7-6?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find the difference between fraction and a whole number by subtracting 6 from 12/7. use any one of the following methods to find the equivalent fraction for 12/7 minus 6.
1. LCM method
2. Cross multiplication method.

Problem and Workout - LCM Method
What is 12/7 minus 6 as a fraction by subtraction using LCM method?

step 1 Address formula, input parameters and values.
Input parameters and values:
12/7 & 6/1
12/7-6 = ?

step 2 For unequal denominators, find the LCM (least common multiple) for both denominators
The LCM for 7 and 1 is 7.

step 3 To have the common denominator, multiply the LCM with both numerator and denominator
=(12 x 7)/(7 x 7)-(6 x 7)/(1 x 7)
=12/7-42/7
=(12 - 42)/7

step 4 Find difference between numerators and rewrite it in a single form.
=-30/7
12/7-6=-30/7

By using LCM method, -30/7 is the equivalent fraction by subtracting 6 from 12/7.

Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
step 1 Address formula and input values.
Input values:
12/7 & 6/1
12/7 - 6 = ?

step 2 Cross multiply both numerator and denominator, multiply both denominators and rewrite as below
= (12 x 1) - (6 x 7)/(7 x 1)

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction
= (12 - 42)/7
12/7-6 = -30/7
By using cross multiplication method, -30/7 is the difference between two fractions 12/7 and 6. 