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    5/10 minus 1/2 as a fraction

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    5/10 - 1/2 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is 5/10 minus 1/2 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

    5/10-1/2 equals to
    5/10 - 1/2 = (?)
    5/10 - 1/2 = [(5 x 2) - (1 x 10)]/(10 x 2)
    = (10 - 10)/20
    = 0/20
    = 0
    5/10 - 1/2 = 0
    5/10 minus 1/2 is equal to 0

    where
    5/10 is a fraction as a minuend,
    1/2 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
    0 is the difference between 5/10 and 1/2.

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    How-to: 5/10 - 1/2 = ?

    The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is 5/10 minus 1/2 in simplest form by using the following methods:
    1. LCM method,
    2. Cross multiplication method.

    Problem and Workout - LCM Method:
    What is 5/10 minus 1/2 as a fraction?

    step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
    Input:
    Fraction A: 5/10
    Fraction B: 1/2

    What to be found?
    5/10-1/2 = ?
    Find what's the difference between 5/10 and 1/2.


    step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 5/10 and 1/2 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 5/10 and 1/2 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 5/10 and 1/2:
    The LCM of 10 and 2 is 10.


    step 4 Write the fractions 5/10 and 1/2 in the subtraction expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.
    =5/10-1/2
    =(5 x 10)/(10 x 10)-(1 x 10)/(2 x 10)


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


    step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
    =1/10 x (5/1-5/1)
    =1/10 x (5 - 5)


    step 7Simplify the above expression further:
    =1/10 x 0
    =0
    5/10-1/2=0

    Hence,
    5/10 minus 1/2 equals to 0 in fraction.



    Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
    step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
    Input:
    Fraction A: 5/10
    Fraction B: 1/2

    What to be found?
    5/10-1/2 = ?
    Find what's the difference between 5/10 and 1/2.

    step 2 Find the product of numerator of Fraction A and denominator of Fraction B (5 x 2), find the product of numerator of Fraction B and denominator of Fraction A (1 x 10), and find the product of both denominators of Fraction A and Fraction B (10 x 2) and rewrite the equation as like the below:
    = (5 x 2) - (1 x 10)/(10 x 2)

    step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction:
    = (10 - 10)/20
    = 0/20
    = 0
    5/10-1/2 = 0
    Hence,
    5/10 minus 1/2 = 0

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