# What is 6/8 - 1/2? 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 6/8 and 1/2.

6/8 - 1/2 = 4/16 as simplified as 1/4 in fraction form

6/8 - 1/2 = 0.25 in decimal form
This calculator, formula, step by step calculation and associated information to find the difference between 6/8 & 1/2 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 6/8-1/2?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is the difference between two fractions by subtracting a fraction 1/2 from 6/8. For different, unequal or unlike denominators, use any one of the following methods to find the equivalent fraction for 6/8 minus 1/2.
1. LCM method
2. Cross multiplication method.

Problem & Workout - LCM Method
What is 6/8 minus 1/2 as a fraction by subtraction using LCM method?

step 1 Address formula, input parameters & values.
Input parameters & values:
6/8 & 1/2
6/8-1/2 = ?

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

step 3 To have the common denominator, multiply the LCM with both numerator & denominator
=(6 x 8)/(8 x 8)-(1 x 8)/(2 x 8)
=6/8-4/8
=(6 - 4)/8

step 4 Find difference between numerators and rewrite it in a single form.
= 2/8
=1/4
6/8-1/2=1/4

By using LCM method, 1/4 is the equivalent fraction by subtracting 1/2 from 6/8.

Problem & Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
step 1 Address formula, input parameters & values.
Input parameters & values:
6/8 & 1/2
6/8 - 1/2 = ?

step 2 Cross multiply both numerator & denominator, multiply both denominators and rewrite as below
= (6 x 2) - (1 x 8)/(8 x 2)

step 3 Simplify & rewrite the fraction
= (12 - 8)/16
= 4/16
= 1/4
6/8-1/2 = 1/4
By using cross multiplication method, 1/4 is the difference between two fractions 6/8 and 1/2. 