# 1/3 minus 1/9 as a fraction 1/3 - 1/9 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is 1/3 minus 1/9 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

1/3-1/9 equals to
1/3 - 1/9 = (?)
1/3 - 1/9 = [(1 x 9) - (1 x 3)]/(3 x 9)
= (9 - 3)/27
= 6/27
= (3 x 2)/(3 x 9)
= 2/9
1/3 - 1/9 = 2/9
1/3 minus 1/9 is equal to 2/9

where
1/3 is a fraction as a minuend,
1/9 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
2/9 is the difference between 1/3 and 1/9.

1/3 minus 1/9 as a decimal
1/3 - 1/9 = 2/9
2/9 = 0.2222
1/3-1/9 as a decimal is 0.2222
where
0.2222 is the difference between 1/3 and 1/9.

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## How-to: 1/3 - 1/9 = ?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is 1/3 minus 1/9 in simplest form by using the following methods:
1. LCM method,
2. Cross multiplication method.

Problem and Workout - LCM Method:
What is 1/3 minus 1/9 as a fraction?

step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 1/3
Fraction B: 1/9

What to be found?
1/3-1/9 = ?
Find what's the difference between 1/3 and 1/9.

step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 1/3 and 1/9 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 1/3 and 1/9 are not equal, it is said to be unlike fractions subtraction.

step 3For unlike fractions subtraction, find the LCM (least common multiple) of both denominators of fractions 1/3 and 1/9:
The LCM of 3 and 9 is 9.

step 4 Write the fractions 1/3 and 1/9 in the subtraction expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.
=1/3-1/9
=(1 x 9)/(3 x 9)-(1 x 9)/(9 x 9)

step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:
=3/9-1/9

step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
=1/9 x (3/1-1/1)
=1/9 x (3 - 1)

step 7Simplify the above expression further:
=1/9 x 2
=2/9
1/3-1/9=2/9

Hence,
1/3 minus 1/9 equals to 2/9 in fraction.

Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 1/3
Fraction B: 1/9

What to be found?
1/3-1/9 = ?
Find what's the difference between 1/3 and 1/9.

step 2 Find the product of numerator of Fraction A and denominator of Fraction B (1 x 9), find the product of numerator of Fraction B and denominator of Fraction A (1 x 3), and find the product of both denominators of Fraction A and Fraction B (3 x 9) and rewrite the equation as like the below:
= (1 x 9) - (1 x 3)/(3 x 9)

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction:
= (9 - 3)/27
= 6/27
= 2/9
1/3-1/9 = 2/9
Hence,
1/3 minus 1/9 = 2/9 