# What is 1/7 - 1/6? 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 1/7 and 1/6.

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

1/7 - 1/6 = -0.0238 in decimal form
This calculator, formula, step by step calculation and associated information to find the difference between 1/7 and 1/6 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 1/7-1/6?

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

Problem and Workout - LCM Method
What is 1/7 minus 1/6 as a fraction by subtraction using LCM method?

step 1 Address formula, input parameters and values.
Input parameters and values:
1/7 & 1/6
1/7-1/6 = ?

step 2 For unequal denominators, find the LCM (least common multiple) for both denominators
The LCM for 7 and 6 is 42.

step 3 To have the common denominator, multiply the LCM with both numerator and denominator
=(1 x 42)/(7 x 42)-(1 x 42)/(6 x 42)
=6/42-7/42
=(6 - 7)/42

step 4 Find difference between numerators and rewrite it in a single form.
=-1/42
1/7-1/6=-1/42

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

Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
step 1 Address formula and input values.
Input values:
1/7 & 1/6
1/7 - 1/6 = ?

step 2 Cross multiply both numerator and denominator, multiply both denominators and rewrite as below
= (1 x 6) - (1 x 7)/(7 x 6)

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction
= (6 - 7)/42
1/7-1/6 = -1/42
By using cross multiplication method, -1/42 is the difference between two fractions 1/7 and 1/6. 