# What is 5/8 - 7/12? 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 5/8 and 7/12.

5/8 - 7/12 = 4/96 as simplified as 1/24 in fraction form

5/8 - 7/12 = 0.0417 in decimal form
This calculator, formula, step by step calculation and associated information to find the difference between 5/8 and 7/12 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 5/8-7/12?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is the difference between two fractions by subtracting a fraction 7/12 from 5/8. For different, unequal or unlike denominators, use any one of the following methods to find the equivalent fraction for 5/8 minus 7/12.
1. LCM method
2. Cross multiplication method.

Problem and Workout - LCM Method
What is 5/8 minus 7/12 as a fraction by subtraction using LCM method?

step 1 Address formula, input parameters and values.
Input parameters and values:
5/8 & 7/12
5/8-7/12 = ?

step 2 For unequal denominators, find the LCM (least common multiple) for both denominators
The LCM for 8 and 12 is 24.

step 3 To have the common denominator, multiply the LCM with both numerator and denominator
=(5 x 24)/(8 x 24)-(7 x 24)/(12 x 24)
=15/24-14/24
=(15 - 14)/24

step 4 Find difference between numerators and rewrite it in a single form.
=1/24
5/8-7/12=1/24

By using LCM method, 1/24 is the equivalent fraction by subtracting 7/12 from 5/8.

Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
step 1 Address formula and input values.
Input values:
5/8 & 7/12
5/8 - 7/12 = ?

step 2 Cross multiply both numerator and denominator, multiply both denominators and rewrite as below
= (5 x 12) - (7 x 8)/(8 x 12)

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction
= (60 - 56)/96
= 4/96
= 1/24
5/8-7/12 = 1/24
By using cross multiplication method, 1/24 is the difference between two fractions 5/8 and 7/12. 