# What is 5/6 - 1/8? 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 1/8.

5/6 - 1/8 = 34/48 as simplified as 17/24 in fraction form

5/6 - 1/8 = 0.7083 in decimal form
This calculator, formula, step by step calculation and associated information to find the difference between 5/6 and 1/8 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 5/6-1/8?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is the difference between two fractions by subtracting a fraction 1/8 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 1/8.
1. LCM method
2. Cross multiplication method.

Problem and Workout - LCM Method
What is 5/6 minus 1/8 as a fraction by subtraction using LCM method?

step 1 Address formula, input parameters and values.
Input parameters and values:
5/6 & 1/8
5/6-1/8 = ?

step 2 For unequal denominators, find the LCM (least common multiple) for both denominators
The LCM for 6 and 8 is 24.

step 3 To have the common denominator, multiply the LCM with both numerator and denominator
=(5 x 24)/(6 x 24)-(1 x 24)/(8 x 24)
=20/24-3/24
=(20 - 3)/24

step 4 Find difference between numerators and rewrite it in a single form.
=17/24
5/6-1/8=17/24

By using LCM method, 17/24 is the equivalent fraction by subtracting 1/8 from 5/6.

Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
step 1 Address formula and input values.
Input values:
5/6 & 1/8
5/6 - 1/8 = ?

step 2 Cross multiply both numerator and denominator, multiply both denominators and rewrite as below
= (5 x 8) - (1 x 6)/(6 x 8)

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction
= (40 - 6)/48
= 34/48
= 17/24
5/6-1/8 = 17/24
By using cross multiplication method, 17/24 is the difference between two fractions 5/6 and 1/8. 