# 1/9 minus 1/3 as a fraction 1/9 - 1/3 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is 1/9 minus 1/3 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

1/9-1/3 equals to
1/9 - 1/3 = (?)
1/9 - 1/3 = [(1 x 3) - (1 x 9)]/(9 x 3)
= (3 - 9)/27
= -6/27
= (3 x -2)/(3 x 9)
= -2/9
1/9 - 1/3 = -2/9
1/9 minus 1/3 is equal to -2/9

where
1/9 is a fraction as a minuend,
1/3 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
-2/9 is the difference between 1/9 and 1/3.

1/9 minus 1/3 as a decimal
1/9 - 1/3 = -2/9
-2/9 = -0.2222
1/9-1/3 as a decimal is -0.2222
where
-0.2222 is the difference between 1/9 and 1/3.

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## How-to: 1/9 - 1/3 = ?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is 1/9 minus 1/3 in simplest form by using the following methods:
1. LCM method,
2. Cross multiplication method.

Problem and Workout - LCM Method:
What is 1/9 minus 1/3 as a fraction?

step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 1/9
Fraction B: 1/3

What to be found?
1/9-1/3 = ?
Find what's the difference between 1/9 and 1/3.

step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 1/9 and 1/3 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 1/9 and 1/3 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 1/9 and 1/3:
The LCM of 9 and 3 is 9.

step 4 Write the fractions 1/9 and 1/3 in the subtraction expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.
=1/9-1/3
=(1 x 9)/(9 x 9)-(1 x 9)/(3 x 9)

step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:
=1/9-3/9

step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
=1/9 x (1/1-3/1)
=1/9 x (1 - 3)

step 7Simplify the above expression further:
=1/9 x -2
=-2/9
1/9-1/3=-2/9

Hence,
1/9 minus 1/3 equals to -2/9 in fraction.

Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 1/9
Fraction B: 1/3

What to be found?
1/9-1/3 = ?
Find what's the difference between 1/9 and 1/3.

step 2 Find the product of numerator of Fraction A and denominator of Fraction B (1 x 3), find the product of numerator of Fraction B and denominator of Fraction A (1 x 9), and find the product of both denominators of Fraction A and Fraction B (9 x 3) and rewrite the equation as like the below:
= (1 x 3) - (1 x 9)/(9 x 3)

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction:
= (3 - 9)/27
= -6/27
= -2/9
1/9-1/3 = -2/9
Hence,
1/9 minus 1/3 = -2/9 