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    What is 3/6 minus 10/12?

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    3/6 - 10/12 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is the difference between 3/6 and 10/12 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

    3/6-10/12 equals to
    3/6 - 10/12 = -1/3
    Hence, 3/6 - 10/12 is equal to -1/3.
    where
    3/6 is a fraction as a minuend,
    10/12 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
    -1/3 is the difference between 3/6 and 10/12.

    3/6 minus 10/12 as a decimal
    3/6 - 10/12 = -1/3
    -1/3 = -0.3333
    Hence, 3/6-10/12 can be written as -0.3333 in decimal.
    where
    -0.3333 is the difference between 3/6 and 10/12.

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    How-to: 3/6 - 10/12 = ?

    The below workout with step by step calculation for subtracting 3/6 from 10/12 shows how to find what is the difference between 3/6 and 10/12. The difference of fractions 3/6 minus 10/12 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 3/6 minus 10/12 as a fraction?

    step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
    Input:
    Fraction A: 3/6
    Fraction B: 10/12

    What to be found?
    3/6-10/12 = ?
    Find what's the difference between 3/6 and 10/12.


    step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 3/6 and 10/12 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 3/6 and 10/12 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 3/6 and 10/12:
    The LCM of 6 and 12 is 12.


    step 4 Write the fractions 3/6 and 10/12 in the subtraction expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.
    =3/6-10/12
    =(3 x 12)/(6 x 12)-(10 x 12)/(12 x 12)


    step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:
    =6/12-10/12


    step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
    =1/12 x (6/1-10/1)
    =1/12 x (6 - 10)


    step 7Simplify the above expression further:
    =1/12 x -4
    = -4/12
    =-1/3
    3/6-10/12=-1/3

    Hence,
    3/6 minus 10/12 equals to -1/3 in fraction.



    Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
    step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
    Input:
    Fraction A: 3/6
    Fraction B: 10/12

    What to be found?
    3/6-10/12 = ?
    Find what's the difference between 3/6 and 10/12.

    step 2 Find the product of numerator of Fraction A and denominator of Fraction B (3 x 12), find the product of numerator of Fraction B and denominator of Fraction A (10 x 6), and find the product of both denominators of Fraction A and Fraction B (6 x 12) and rewrite the equation as like the below:
    = (3 x 12) - (10 x 6)/(6 x 12)

    step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction:
    = (36 - 60)/72
    = -24/72
    = -1/3
    3/6-10/12 = -1/3
    Hence,
    3/6 minus 10/12 = -1/3

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