What is 7/12 minus 1/2? 7/12 - 1/2 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is the difference between 7/12 and 1/2 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

7/12-1/2 equals to
7/12 - 1/2 = 1/12
Hence, 7/12 - 1/2 is equal to 1/12.
where
7/12 is a fraction as a minuend,
1/2 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
1/12 is the difference between 7/12 and 1/2.

7/12 minus 1/2 as a decimal
7/12 - 1/2 = 1/12
1/12 = 0.0833
Hence, 7/12-1/2 can be written as 0.0833 in decimal.
where
0.0833 is the difference between 7/12 and 1/2.

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How-to: 7/12 - 1/2 = ?

The below workout with step by step calculation for subtracting 7/12 from 1/2 shows how to find what is the difference between 7/12 and 1/2. The difference of fractions 7/12 minus 1/2 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 7/12 minus 1/2 as a fraction?

step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 7/12
Fraction B: 1/2

What to be found?
7/12-1/2 = ?
Find what's the difference between 7/12 and 1/2.

step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 7/12 and 1/2 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 7/12 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 7/12 and 1/2:
The LCM of 12 and 2 is 12.

step 4 Write the fractions 7/12 and 1/2 in the subtraction expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.
=7/12-1/2
=(7 x 12)/(12 x 12)-(1 x 12)/(2 x 12)

step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:
=7/12-6/12

step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
=1/12 x (7/1-6/1)
=1/12 x (7 - 6)

step 7Simplify the above expression further:
=1/12 x 1
=1/12
7/12-1/2=1/12

Hence,
7/12 minus 1/2 equals to 1/12 in fraction.

Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 7/12
Fraction B: 1/2

What to be found?
7/12-1/2 = ?
Find what's the difference between 7/12 and 1/2.

step 2 Find the product of numerator of Fraction A and denominator of Fraction B (7 x 2), find the product of numerator of Fraction B and denominator of Fraction A (1 x 12), and find the product of both denominators of Fraction A and Fraction B (12 x 2) and rewrite the equation as like the below:
= (7 x 2) - (1 x 12)/(12 x 2)

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction:
= (14 - 12)/24
= 2/24
= 1/12
7/12-1/2 = 1/12
Hence,
7/12 minus 1/2 = 1/12 