# What is 5/6 - 1/3? 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 5/6 and 1/3.

5/6 - 1/3 = 9/18 as simplified as 1/2 in fraction form

5/6 - 1/3 = 0.5 in decimal form
This calculator, formula, step by step calculation and associated information to find the difference between 5/6 & 1/3 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 5/6-1/3?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is the difference between two fractions by subtracting a fraction 1/3 from 5/6. For different, unequal or unlike denominators, use any one of the following methods to find the equivalent fraction for 5/6 minus 1/3.
1. LCM method
2. Cross multiplication method.

Problem & Workout - LCM Method
What is 5/6 minus 1/3 as a fraction by subtraction using LCM method?

step 1 Address formula, input parameters & values.
Input parameters & values:
5/6 & 1/3
5/6-1/3 = ?

step 2 For unequal denominators, find the LCM (least common multiple) for both denominators
The LCM for 6 and 3 is 6.

step 3 To have the common denominator, multiply the LCM with both numerator & denominator
=(5 x 6)/(6 x 6)-(1 x 6)/(3 x 6)
=5/6-2/6
=(5 - 2)/6

step 4 Find difference between numerators and rewrite it in a single form.
= 3/6
=1/2
5/6-1/3=1/2

By using LCM method, 1/2 is the equivalent fraction by subtracting 1/3 from 5/6.

Problem & Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
step 1 Address formula, input parameters & values.
Input parameters & values:
5/6 & 1/3
5/6 - 1/3 = ?

step 2 Cross multiply both numerator & denominator, multiply both denominators and rewrite as below
= (5 x 3) - (1 x 6)/(6 x 3)

step 3 Simplify & rewrite the fraction
= (15 - 6)/18
= 9/18
= 1/2
5/6-1/3 = 1/2
By using cross multiplication method, 1/2 is the difference between two fractions 5/6 and 1/3. 