# 5/12 minus 1/4 as a fraction 5/12 - 1/4 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is 5/12 minus 1/4 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

5/12-1/4 equals to
5/12 - 1/4 = (?)
5/12 - 1/4 = [(5 x 4) - (1 x 12)]/(12 x 4)
= (20 - 12)/48
= 8/48
= (8 x 1)/(8 x 6)
= 1/6
5/12 - 1/4 = 1/6
5/12 minus 1/4 is equal to 1/6

where
5/12 is a fraction as a minuend,
1/4 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
1/6 is the difference between 5/12 and 1/4.

5/12 minus 1/4 as a decimal
5/12 - 1/4 = 1/6
1/6 = 0.1667
5/12-1/4 as a decimal is 0.1667
where
0.1667 is the difference between 5/12 and 1/4.

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## How-to: 5/12 - 1/4 = ?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is 5/12 minus 1/4 in simplest form by using the following methods:
1. LCM method,
2. Cross multiplication method.

Problem and Workout - LCM Method:
What is 5/12 minus 1/4 as a fraction?

step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 5/12
Fraction B: 1/4

What to be found?
5/12-1/4 = ?
Find what's the difference between 5/12 and 1/4.

step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 5/12 and 1/4 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 5/12 and 1/4 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 5/12 and 1/4:
The LCM of 12 and 4 is 12.

step 4 Write the fractions 5/12 and 1/4 in the subtraction expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.
=5/12-1/4
=(5 x 12)/(12 x 12)-(1 x 12)/(4 x 12)

step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:
=5/12-3/12

step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
=1/12 x (5/1-3/1)
=1/12 x (5 - 3)

step 7Simplify the above expression further:
=1/12 x 2
= 2/12
=1/6
5/12-1/4=1/6

Hence,
5/12 minus 1/4 equals to 1/6 in fraction.

Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 5/12
Fraction B: 1/4

What to be found?
5/12-1/4 = ?
Find what's the difference between 5/12 and 1/4.

step 2 Find the product of numerator of Fraction A and denominator of Fraction B (5 x 4), find the product of numerator of Fraction B and denominator of Fraction A (1 x 12), and find the product of both denominators of Fraction A and Fraction B (12 x 4) and rewrite the equation as like the below:
= (5 x 4) - (1 x 12)/(12 x 4)

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction:
= (20 - 12)/48
= 8/48
= 1/6
5/12-1/4 = 1/6
Hence,
5/12 minus 1/4 = 1/6 