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    What is 5/6 minus 8/12?

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    5/6 - 8/12 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is the difference between 5/6 and 8/12 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

    5/6-8/12 equals to
    5/6 - 8/12 = 1/6
    Hence, 5/6 - 8/12 is equal to 1/6.
    where
    5/6 is a fraction as a minuend,
    8/12 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
    1/6 is the difference between 5/6 and 8/12.

    5/6 minus 8/12 as a decimal
    5/6 - 8/12 = 1/6
    1/6 = 0.1667
    Hence, 5/6-8/12 can be written as 0.1667 in decimal.
    where
    0.1667 is the difference between 5/6 and 8/12.

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    How-to: 5/6 - 8/12 = ?

    The below workout with step by step calculation for subtracting 5/6 from 8/12 shows how to find what is the difference between 5/6 and 8/12. The difference of fractions 5/6 minus 8/12 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 5/6 minus 8/12 as a fraction?

    step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
    Input:
    Fraction A: 5/6
    Fraction B: 8/12

    What to be found?
    5/6-8/12 = ?
    Find what's the difference between 5/6 and 8/12.


    step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 5/6 and 8/12 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 5/6 and 8/12 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 8/12:
    The LCM of 6 and 12 is 12.


    step 4 Write the fractions 5/6 and 8/12 in the subtraction expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.
    =5/6-8/12
    =(5 x 12)/(6 x 12)-(8 x 12)/(12 x 12)


    step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:
    =10/12-8/12


    step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
    =1/12 x (10/1-8/1)
    =1/12 x (10 - 8)


    step 7Simplify the above expression further:
    =1/12 x 2
    = 2/12
    =1/6
    5/6-8/12=1/6

    Hence,
    5/6 minus 8/12 equals to 1/6 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: 8/12

    What to be found?
    5/6-8/12 = ?
    Find what's the difference between 5/6 and 8/12.

    step 2 Find the product of numerator of Fraction A and denominator of Fraction B (5 x 12), find the product of numerator of Fraction B and denominator of Fraction A (8 x 6), and find the product of both denominators of Fraction A and Fraction B (6 x 12) and rewrite the equation as like the below:
    = (5 x 12) - (8 x 6)/(6 x 12)

    step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction:
    = (60 - 48)/72
    = 12/72
    = 1/6
    5/6-8/12 = 1/6
    Hence,
    5/6 minus 8/12 = 1/6

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