# What is 5/9 minus 5/12?

5/9 - 5/12 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is the difference between 5/9 and 5/12 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

5/9-5/12 equals to
5/9 - 5/12 = 5/36
Hence, 5/9 - 5/12 is equal to 5/36.
where
5/9 is a fraction as a minuend,
5/12 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
5/36 is the difference between 5/9 and 5/12.

5/9 minus 5/12 as a decimal
5/9 - 5/12 = 5/36
5/36 = 0.1389
Hence, 5/9-5/12 can be written as 0.1389 in decimal.
where
0.1389 is the difference between 5/9 and 5/12.

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## How-to: 5/9 - 5/12 = ?

The below workout with step by step calculation for subtracting 5/9 from 5/12 shows how to find what is the difference between 5/9 and 5/12. The difference of fractions 5/9 minus 5/12 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 5/9 minus 5/12 as a fraction?

step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 5/9
Fraction B: 5/12

What to be found?
5/9-5/12 = ?
Find what's the difference between 5/9 and 5/12.

step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 5/9 and 5/12 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 5/9 and 5/12 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 5/9 and 5/12:
The LCM of 9 and 12 is 36.

step 4 Write the fractions 5/9 and 5/12 in the subtraction expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.
=5/9-5/12
=(5 x 36)/(9 x 36)-(5 x 36)/(12 x 36)

step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:
=20/36-15/36

step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
=1/36 x (20/1-15/1)
=1/36 x (20 - 15)

step 7Simplify the above expression further:
=1/36 x 5
=5/36
5/9-5/12=5/36

Hence,
5/9 minus 5/12 equals to 5/36 in fraction.

Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 5/9
Fraction B: 5/12

What to be found?
5/9-5/12 = ?
Find what's the difference between 5/9 and 5/12.

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 (5 x 9), and find the product of both denominators of Fraction A and Fraction B (9 x 12) and rewrite the equation as like the below:
= (5 x 12) - (5 x 9)/(9 x 12)

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction:
= (60 - 45)/108
= 15/108
= 5/36
5/9-5/12 = 5/36
Hence,
5/9 minus 5/12 = 5/36