# 5/10 minus 1/2 as a fraction

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