Calculators & Converters

    What is 5/2 minus 5/6?

    Fraction Calculator

    5/2 - 5/6 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is the difference between 5/2 and 5/6 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

    5/2-5/6 equals to
    5/2 - 5/6 = 5/3
    Hence, 5/2 - 5/6 is equal to 5/3.
    where
    5/2 is a fraction as a minuend,
    5/6 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
    5/3 is the difference between 5/2 and 5/6.

    5/2 minus 5/6 as a decimal
    5/2 - 5/6 = 5/3
    5/3 = 1.6667
    Hence, 5/2-5/6 can be written as 1.6667 in decimal.
    where
    1.6667 is the difference between 5/2 and 5/6.

    For values other than 5/2 minus 5/6, use this below tool:

    How-to: 5/2 - 5/6 = ?

    The below workout with step by step calculation for subtracting 5/2 from 5/6 shows how to find what is the difference between 5/2 and 5/6. The difference of fractions 5/2 minus 5/6 can be obtained by using anyone of the two methods below:
    1. LCM method,
    2. Cross multiplication method.

    Problem and Workout - LCM Method:
    What is 5/2 minus 5/6 as a fraction?

    step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
    Input:
    Fraction A: 5/2
    Fraction B: 5/6

    What to be found?
    5/2-5/6 = ?
    Find what's the difference between 5/2 and 5/6.


    step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 5/2 and 5/6 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 5/2 and 5/6 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 5/2 and 5/6:
    The LCM of 2 and 6 is 6.


    step 4 Write the fractions 5/2 and 5/6 in the subtraction expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.
    =5/2-5/6
    =(5 x 6)/(2 x 6)-(5 x 6)/(6 x 6)


    step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:
    =15/6-5/6


    step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
    =1/6 x (15/1-5/1)
    =1/6 x (15 - 5)


    step 7Simplify the above expression further:
    =1/6 x 10
    = 10/6
    =5/3
    5/2-5/6=5/3

    Hence,
    5/2 minus 5/6 equals to 5/3 in fraction.



    Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
    step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
    Input:
    Fraction A: 5/2
    Fraction B: 5/6

    What to be found?
    5/2-5/6 = ?
    Find what's the difference between 5/2 and 5/6.

    step 2 Find the product of numerator of Fraction A and denominator of Fraction B (5 x 6), find the product of numerator of Fraction B and denominator of Fraction A (5 x 2), and find the product of both denominators of Fraction A and Fraction B (2 x 6) and rewrite the equation as like the below:
    = (5 x 6) - (5 x 2)/(2 x 6)

    step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction:
    = (30 - 10)/12
    = 20/12
    = 5/3
    5/2-5/6 = 5/3
    Hence,
    5/2 minus 5/6 = 5/3

    getcalc.com Calculators