5/8-7/12 = 1/24.

5/8 - 7/12 = (?)

5/8 - 7/12 = [(5 x 12) - (7 x 8)]/(8 x 12)

= (60 - 56)/96

= 4/96

= (4 x 1)/(4 x 24)

= 1/24

5/8 - 7/12 = 1/24

5/8 is a fraction as a minuend,

7/12 is a fraction as a subtrahend,

1/24 is the difference between 5/8 and 7/12.

5/8 - 7/12 = 1/24

1/24 = 0.0417

5/8-7/12 as a decimal is 0.0417

0.0417 is the difference between 5/8 and 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.

**5/8-7/12 using LCM Method:**

What is 5/8 minus 7/12 as a fraction?

step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:__Input:__

Fraction A: 5/8

Fraction B: 7/12__What to be found?__

5/8-7/12 = ?

Find what's the difference between 5/8 and 7/12.

step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 5/8 and 7/12 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 5/8 and 7/12 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 5/8 and 7/12:

The LCM of 8 and 12 is 24.

step 4 Write the fractions 5/8 and 7/12 in the subtraction expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.

=5/8-7/12

=(5 x 24)/(8 x 24)-(7 x 24)/(12 x 24)

step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:

=15/24-14/24

step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:

=1/24 x (15/1-14/1)

=1/24 x (15 - 14)

step 7Simplify the above expression further:

=1/24 x 1

=1/24

5/8-7/12=1/24

Hence,

5/8 minus 7/12 equals to **1/24** in fraction.

**5/8-7/12 using Cross Multiplication Method:**

step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:__Input:__

Fraction A: 5/8

Fraction B: 7/12__What to be found?__

5/8-7/12 = ?

Find what's the difference between 5/8 and 7/12.

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 (7 x 8), and find the product of both denominators of Fraction A and Fraction B (8 x 12) and rewrite the equation as like the 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

Hence,

5/8 minus 7/12 = **1/24**