# What is 4/8 - 1/2? 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 4/8 and 1/2.

4/8 - 1/2 = 0/16 as simplified as 0 in fraction form

4/8 - 1/2 = 0 in decimal form
This calculator, formula, step by step calculation and associated information to find the difference between 4/8 and 1/2 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 4/8-1/2?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is the difference between two fractions by subtracting a fraction 1/2 from 4/8. For different, unequal or unlike denominators, use any one of the following methods to find the equivalent fraction for 4/8 minus 1/2.
1. LCM method
2. Cross multiplication method.

Problem and Workout - LCM Method
What is 4/8 minus 1/2 as a fraction by subtraction using LCM method?

step 1 Address formula, input parameters and values.
Input parameters and values:
4/8 & 1/2
4/8-1/2 = ?

step 2 For unequal denominators, find the LCM (least common multiple) for both denominators
The LCM for 8 and 2 is 8.

step 3 To have the common denominator, multiply the LCM with both numerator and denominator
=(4 x 8)/(8 x 8)-(1 x 8)/(2 x 8)
=4/8-4/8
=(4 - 4)/8

step 4 Find difference between numerators and rewrite it in a single form.
= 0/8
=0
4/8-1/2=0

By using LCM method, 0 is the equivalent fraction by subtracting 1/2 from 4/8.

Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
step 1 Address formula and input values.
Input values:
4/8 & 1/2
4/8 - 1/2 = ?

step 2 Cross multiply both numerator and denominator, multiply both denominators and rewrite as below
= (4 x 2) - (1 x 8)/(8 x 2)

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction
= (8 - 8)/16
= 0/16
= 0
4/8-1/2 = 0
By using cross multiplication method, 0 is the difference between two fractions 4/8 and 1/2. 