# 3/8 minus 1/12 as a fraction 3/8 - 1/12 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is 3/8 minus 1/12 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

3/8-1/12 equals to
3/8 - 1/12 = (?)
3/8 - 1/12 = [(3 x 12) - (1 x 8)]/(8 x 12)
= (36 - 8)/96
= 28/96
= (4 x 7)/(4 x 24)
= 7/24
3/8 - 1/12 = 7/24
3/8 minus 1/12 is equal to 7/24

where
3/8 is a fraction as a minuend,
1/12 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
7/24 is the difference between 3/8 and 1/12.

3/8 minus 1/12 as a decimal
3/8 - 1/12 = 7/24
7/24 = 0.2917
3/8-1/12 as a decimal is 0.2917
where
0.2917 is the difference between 3/8 and 1/12.

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## How-to: 3/8 - 1/12 = ?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is 3/8 minus 1/12 in simplest form by using the following methods:
1. LCM method,
2. Cross multiplication method.

Problem and Workout - LCM Method:
What is 3/8 minus 1/12 as a fraction?

step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 3/8
Fraction B: 1/12

What to be found?
3/8-1/12 = ?
Find what's the difference between 3/8 and 1/12.

step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 3/8 and 1/12 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 3/8 and 1/12 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 3/8 and 1/12:
The LCM of 8 and 12 is 24.

step 4 Write the fractions 3/8 and 1/12 in the subtraction expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.
=3/8-1/12
=(3 x 24)/(8 x 24)-(1 x 24)/(12 x 24)

step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:
=9/24-2/24

step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
=1/24 x (9/1-2/1)
=1/24 x (9 - 2)

step 7Simplify the above expression further:
=1/24 x 7
=7/24
3/8-1/12=7/24

Hence,
3/8 minus 1/12 equals to 7/24 in fraction.

Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 3/8
Fraction B: 1/12

What to be found?
3/8-1/12 = ?
Find what's the difference between 3/8 and 1/12.

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 (1 x 8), and find the product of both denominators of Fraction A and Fraction B (8 x 12) and rewrite the equation as like the below:
= (3 x 12) - (1 x 8)/(8 x 12)

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction:
= (36 - 8)/96
= 28/96
= 7/24
3/8-1/12 = 7/24
Hence,
3/8 minus 1/12 = 7/24 