# What is 7/12 - 1/4? 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 7/12 and 1/4.

7/12 - 1/4 = 16/48 as simplified as 1/3 in fraction form

7/12 - 1/4 = 0.3333 in decimal form
This calculator, formula, step by step calculation and associated information to find the difference between 7/12 and 1/4 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 7/12-1/4?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is the difference between two fractions by subtracting a fraction 1/4 from 7/12. For different, unequal or unlike denominators, use any one of the following methods to find the equivalent fraction for 7/12 minus 1/4.
1. LCM method
2. Cross multiplication method.

Problem and Workout - LCM Method
What is 7/12 minus 1/4 as a fraction by subtraction using LCM method?

step 1 Address formula, input parameters and values.
Input parameters and values:
7/12 & 1/4
7/12-1/4 = ?

step 2 For unequal denominators, find the LCM (least common multiple) for both denominators
The LCM for 12 and 4 is 12.

step 3 To have the common denominator, multiply the LCM with both numerator and denominator
=(7 x 12)/(12 x 12)-(1 x 12)/(4 x 12)
=7/12-3/12
=(7 - 3)/12

step 4 Find difference between numerators and rewrite it in a single form.
= 4/12
=1/3
7/12-1/4=1/3

By using LCM method, 1/3 is the equivalent fraction by subtracting 1/4 from 7/12.

Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
step 1 Address formula and input values.
Input values:
7/12 & 1/4
7/12 - 1/4 = ?

step 2 Cross multiply both numerator and denominator, multiply both denominators and rewrite as below
= (7 x 4) - (1 x 12)/(12 x 4)

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction
= (28 - 12)/48
= 16/48
= 1/3
7/12-1/4 = 1/3
By using cross multiplication method, 1/3 is the difference between two fractions 7/12 and 1/4. 