What is 1/6 minus 1/7? 1/6 - 1/7 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is the difference between 1/6 and 1/7 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

1/6-1/7 equals to
1/6 - 1/7 = 1/42
Hence, 1/6 - 1/7 is equal to 1/42.
where
1/6 is a fraction as a minuend,
1/7 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
1/42 is the difference between 1/6 and 1/7.

1/6 minus 1/7 as a decimal
1/6 - 1/7 = 1/42
1/42 = 0.0238
Hence, 1/6-1/7 can be written as 0.0238 in decimal.
where
0.0238 is the difference between 1/6 and 1/7.

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How-to: 1/6 - 1/7 = ?

The below workout with step by step calculation for subtracting 1/6 from 1/7 shows how to find what is the difference between 1/6 and 1/7. The difference of fractions 1/6 minus 1/7 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 1/6 minus 1/7 as a fraction?

step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 1/6
Fraction B: 1/7

What to be found?
1/6-1/7 = ?
Find what's the difference between 1/6 and 1/7.

step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 1/6 and 1/7 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 1/6 and 1/7 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 1/6 and 1/7:
The LCM of 6 and 7 is 42.

step 4 Write the fractions 1/6 and 1/7 in the subtraction expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.
=1/6-1/7
=(1 x 42)/(6 x 42)-(1 x 42)/(7 x 42)

step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:
=7/42-6/42

step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
=1/42 x (7/1-6/1)
=1/42 x (7 - 6)

step 7Simplify the above expression further:
=1/42 x 1
=1/42
1/6-1/7=1/42

Hence,
1/6 minus 1/7 equals to 1/42 in fraction.

Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 1/6
Fraction B: 1/7

What to be found?
1/6-1/7 = ?
Find what's the difference between 1/6 and 1/7.

step 2 Find the product of numerator of Fraction A and denominator of Fraction B (1 x 7), find the product of numerator of Fraction B and denominator of Fraction A (1 x 6), and find the product of both denominators of Fraction A and Fraction B (6 x 7) and rewrite the equation as like the below:
= (1 x 7) - (1 x 6)/(6 x 7)

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction:
= (7 - 6)/42
1/6-1/7 = 1/42
Hence,
1/6 minus 1/7 = 1/42 