# 5/6 minus 1/3 as a fraction 5/6 - 1/3 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is 5/6 minus 1/3 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

5/6-1/3 equals to
5/6 - 1/3 = (?)
5/6 - 1/3 = [(5 x 3) - (1 x 6)]/(6 x 3)
= (15 - 6)/18
= 9/18
= (9 x 1)/(9 x 2)
= 1/2
5/6 - 1/3 = 1/2
5/6 minus 1/3 is equal to 1/2

where
5/6 is a fraction as a minuend,
1/3 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
1/2 is the difference between 5/6 and 1/3.

5/6 minus 1/3 as a decimal
5/6 - 1/3 = 1/2
1/2 = 0.5
5/6-1/3 as a decimal is 0.5
where
0.5 is the difference between 5/6 and 1/3.

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## How-to: 5/6 - 1/3 = ?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is 5/6 minus 1/3 in simplest form by using the following methods:
1. LCM method,
2. Cross multiplication method.

Problem and Workout - LCM Method:
What is 5/6 minus 1/3 as a fraction?

step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 5/6
Fraction B: 1/3

What to be found?
5/6-1/3 = ?
Find what's the difference between 5/6 and 1/3.

step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 5/6 and 1/3 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 5/6 and 1/3 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 5/6 and 1/3:
The LCM of 6 and 3 is 6.

step 4 Write the fractions 5/6 and 1/3 in the subtraction expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.
=5/6-1/3
=(5 x 6)/(6 x 6)-(1 x 6)/(3 x 6)

step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:
=5/6-2/6

step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
=1/6 x (5/1-2/1)
=1/6 x (5 - 2)

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

Hence,
5/6 minus 1/3 equals to 1/2 in fraction.

Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 5/6
Fraction B: 1/3

What to be found?
5/6-1/3 = ?
Find what's the difference between 5/6 and 1/3.

step 2 Find the product of numerator of Fraction A and denominator of Fraction B (5 x 3), find the product of numerator of Fraction B and denominator of Fraction A (1 x 6), and find the product of both denominators of Fraction A and Fraction B (6 x 3) and rewrite the equation as like the below:
= (5 x 3) - (1 x 6)/(6 x 3)

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction:
= (15 - 6)/18
= 9/18
= 1/2
5/6-1/3 = 1/2
Hence,
5/6 minus 1/3 = 1/2 