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    What is 7/12 minus 1/2?

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    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

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