# What is 1/6 - 1/7?

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 1/6 and 1/7.

1/6 - 1/7 = 1/42 in fraction form

1/6 - 1/7 = 0.0238 in decimal form

This calculator, formula, step by step calculation and associated information to find the difference between 1/6 & 1/7 may help students, teachers,
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## How to Find Equivalent Fraction for 1/6-1/7?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is the difference between two fractions by subtracting a fraction 1/7 from 1/6. For different, unequal or unlike denominators, use any one of the following methods to find the equivalent fraction for 1/6 minus 1/7.

1. LCM method

2. Cross multiplication method.

__Problem & Workout - LCM Method__

What is 1/6 minus 1/7 as a fraction by subtraction using LCM method?

step 1 Address *formula*, input parameters & values.

Input parameters & values:

1/6 & 1/7

1/6-1/7 = ?

step 2 For unequal denominators, find the LCM (least common multiple) for both denominators

The LCM for 6 and 7 is 42.

step 3 To have the common denominator, multiply the LCM with both numerator & denominator

=(1 x 42)/(6 x 42)-(1 x 42)/(7 x 42)

=7/42-6/42

=(7 - 6)/42

step 4 Find difference between numerators and rewrite it in a single form.

=1/42

1/6-1/7=1/42

By using LCM method, **1/42** is the equivalent fraction by subtracting 1/7 from 1/6.

__Problem & Workout - Cross Multiplication Method__

step 1 Address formula, input parameters & values.

Input parameters & values:

1/6 & 1/7

1/6 - 1/7 = ?

step 2 Cross multiply both numerator & denominator, multiply both denominators and rewrite as below

= (1 x 7) - (1 x 6)/(6 x 7)

step 3 Simplify & rewrite the fraction

= (7 - 6)/42

1/6-1/7 = 1/42

By using cross multiplication method, **1/42** is the difference between two fractions 1/6 and 1/7.