What is 1/4 minus 1/12? 1/4 - 1/12 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is the difference between 1/4 and 1/12 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

1/4-1/12 equals to
1/4 - 1/12 = 1/6
Hence, 1/4 - 1/12 is equal to 1/6.
where
1/4 is a fraction as a minuend,
1/12 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
1/6 is the difference between 1/4 and 1/12.

1/4 minus 1/12 as a decimal
1/4 - 1/12 = 1/6
1/6 = 0.1667
Hence, 1/4-1/12 can be written as 0.1667 in decimal.
where
0.1667 is the difference between 1/4 and 1/12.

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How-to: 1/4 - 1/12 = ?

The below workout with step by step calculation for subtracting 1/4 from 1/12 shows how to find what is the difference between 1/4 and 1/12. The difference of fractions 1/4 minus 1/12 can be obtained by using anyone of the two methods below:
1. LCM method,
2. Cross multiplication method.

Problem and Workout - LCM Method:
What is 1/4 minus 1/12 as a fraction?

step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 1/4
Fraction B: 1/12

What to be found?
1/4-1/12 = ?
Find what's the difference between 1/4 and 1/12.

step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 1/4 and 1/12 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 1/4 and 1/12 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 1/4 and 1/12:
The LCM of 4 and 12 is 12.

step 4 Write the fractions 1/4 and 1/12 in the subtraction expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.
=1/4-1/12
=(1 x 12)/(4 x 12)-(1 x 12)/(12 x 12)

step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:
=3/12-1/12

step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
=1/12 x (3/1-1/1)
=1/12 x (3 - 1)

step 7Simplify the above expression further:
=1/12 x 2
= 2/12
=1/6
1/4-1/12=1/6

Hence,
1/4 minus 1/12 equals to 1/6 in fraction.

Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 1/4
Fraction B: 1/12

What to be found?
1/4-1/12 = ?
Find what's the difference between 1/4 and 1/12.

step 2 Find the product of numerator of Fraction A and denominator of Fraction B (1 x 12), find the product of numerator of Fraction B and denominator of Fraction A (1 x 4), and find the product of both denominators of Fraction A and Fraction B (4 x 12) and rewrite the equation as like the below:
= (1 x 12) - (1 x 4)/(4 x 12)

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction:
= (12 - 4)/48
= 8/48
= 1/6
1/4-1/12 = 1/6
Hence,
1/4 minus 1/12 = 1/6 