# 5/6 minus 1/8 as a fraction 5/6 - 1/8 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is 5/6 minus 1/8 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

5/6-1/8 equals to
5/6 - 1/8 = (?)
5/6 - 1/8 = [(5 x 8) - (1 x 6)]/(6 x 8)
= (40 - 6)/48
= 34/48
= (2 x 17)/(2 x 24)
= 17/24
5/6 - 1/8 = 17/24
5/6 minus 1/8 is equal to 17/24

where
5/6 is a fraction as a minuend,
1/8 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
17/24 is the difference between 5/6 and 1/8.

5/6 minus 1/8 as a decimal
5/6 - 1/8 = 17/24
17/24 = 0.7083
5/6-1/8 as a decimal is 0.7083
where
0.7083 is the difference between 5/6 and 1/8.

For values other than 5/6 minus 1/8, use this below tool:

## How-to: 5/6 - 1/8 = ?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is 5/6 minus 1/8 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 1/8 as a fraction?

step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 5/6
Fraction B: 1/8

What to be found?
5/6-1/8 = ?
Find what's the difference between 5/6 and 1/8.

step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 5/6 and 1/8 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 5/6 and 1/8 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 1/8:
The LCM of 6 and 8 is 24.

step 4 Write the fractions 5/6 and 1/8 in the subtraction expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.
=5/6-1/8
=(5 x 24)/(6 x 24)-(1 x 24)/(8 x 24)

step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:
=20/24-3/24

step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
=1/24 x (20/1-3/1)
=1/24 x (20 - 3)

step 7Simplify the above expression further:
=1/24 x 17
=17/24
5/6-1/8=17/24

Hence,
5/6 minus 1/8 equals to 17/24 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: 1/8

What to be found?
5/6-1/8 = ?
Find what's the difference between 5/6 and 1/8.

step 2 Find the product of numerator of Fraction A and denominator of Fraction B (5 x 8), 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 8) and rewrite the equation as like the 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
Hence,
5/6 minus 1/8 = 17/24 