# What is 1/4 - 4/3? getcalc.com's two fractions subtraction calculator is an online basic math function tool to find what's the equivalent fraction for difference between two fractional numbers with different, unequal or unlike denominators 1/4 and 4/3.

1/4 - 4/3 = -13/12 in fraction form

1/4 - 4/3 = -1.0833 in decimal form
This calculator, formula, step by step calculation and associated information to find the difference between 1/4 and 4/3 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 1/4-4/3?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is the difference between two fractions by subtracting a fraction 4/3 from 1/4. For different, unequal or unlike denominators, use any one of the following methods to find the equivalent fraction for 1/4 minus 4/3.
1. LCM method
2. Cross multiplication method.

Problem and Workout - LCM Method
What is 1/4 minus 4/3 as a fraction by subtraction using LCM method?

step 1 Address formula, input parameters and values.
Input parameters and values:
1/4 & 4/3
1/4-4/3 = ?

step 2 For unequal denominators, find the LCM (least common multiple) for both denominators
The LCM for 4 and 3 is 12.

step 3 To have the common denominator, multiply the LCM with both numerator and denominator
=(1 x 12)/(4 x 12)-(4 x 12)/(3 x 12)
=3/12-16/12
=(3 - 16)/12

step 4 Find difference between numerators and rewrite it in a single form.
=-13/12
1/4-4/3=-13/12

By using LCM method, -13/12 is the equivalent fraction by subtracting 4/3 from 1/4.

Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
step 1 Address formula and input values.
Input values:
1/4 & 4/3
1/4 - 4/3 = ?

step 2 Cross multiply both numerator and denominator, multiply both denominators and rewrite as below
= (1 x 3) - (4 x 4)/(4 x 3)

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction
= (3 - 16)/12
1/4-4/3 = -13/12
By using cross multiplication method, -13/12 is the difference between two fractions 1/4 and 4/3. 