# 6/8 minus 1/2 as a fraction 6/8 - 1/2 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is 6/8 minus 1/2 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

6/8-1/2 equals to
6/8 - 1/2 = (?)
6/8 - 1/2 = [(6 x 2) - (1 x 8)]/(8 x 2)
= (12 - 8)/16
= 4/16
= (4 x 1)/(4 x 4)
= 1/4
6/8 - 1/2 = 1/4
6/8 minus 1/2 is equal to 1/4

where
6/8 is a fraction as a minuend,
1/2 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
1/4 is the difference between 6/8 and 1/2.

6/8 minus 1/2 as a decimal
6/8 - 1/2 = 1/4
1/4 = 0.25
6/8-1/2 as a decimal is 0.25
where
0.25 is the difference between 6/8 and 1/2.

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## How-to: 6/8 - 1/2 = ?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is 6/8 minus 1/2 in simplest form by using the following methods:
1. LCM method,
2. Cross multiplication method.

Problem and Workout - LCM Method:
What is 6/8 minus 1/2 as a fraction?

step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 6/8
Fraction B: 1/2

What to be found?
6/8-1/2 = ?
Find what's the difference between 6/8 and 1/2.

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

step 4 Write the fractions 6/8 and 1/2 in the subtraction expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.
=6/8-1/2
=(6 x 8)/(8 x 8)-(1 x 8)/(2 x 8)

step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:
=6/8-4/8

step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
=1/8 x (6/1-4/1)
=1/8 x (6 - 4)

step 7Simplify the above expression further:
=1/8 x 2
= 2/8
=1/4
6/8-1/2=1/4

Hence,
6/8 minus 1/2 equals to 1/4 in fraction.

Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 6/8
Fraction B: 1/2

What to be found?
6/8-1/2 = ?
Find what's the difference between 6/8 and 1/2.

step 2 Find the product of numerator of Fraction A and denominator of Fraction B (6 x 2), find the product of numerator of Fraction B and denominator of Fraction A (1 x 8), and find the product of both denominators of Fraction A and Fraction B (8 x 2) and rewrite the equation as like the below:
= (6 x 2) - (1 x 8)/(8 x 2)

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction:
= (12 - 8)/16
= 4/16
= 1/4
6/8-1/2 = 1/4
Hence,
6/8 minus 1/2 = 1/4 