What is 7/8 minus 1/6? 7/8 - 1/6 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is the difference between 7/8 and 1/6 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

7/8-1/6 equals to
7/8 - 1/6 = 17/24
Hence, 7/8 - 1/6 is equal to 17/24.
where
7/8 is a fraction as a minuend,
1/6 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
17/24 is the difference between 7/8 and 1/6.

7/8 minus 1/6 as a decimal
7/8 - 1/6 = 17/24
17/24 = 0.7083
Hence, 7/8-1/6 can be written as 0.7083 in decimal.
where
0.7083 is the difference between 7/8 and 1/6.

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How-to: 7/8 - 1/6 = ?

The below workout with step by step calculation for subtracting 7/8 from 1/6 shows how to find what is the difference between 7/8 and 1/6. The difference of fractions 7/8 minus 1/6 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 7/8 minus 1/6 as a fraction?

step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 7/8
Fraction B: 1/6

What to be found?
7/8-1/6 = ?
Find what's the difference between 7/8 and 1/6.

step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 7/8 and 1/6 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 7/8 and 1/6 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 7/8 and 1/6:
The LCM of 8 and 6 is 24.

step 4 Write the fractions 7/8 and 1/6 in the subtraction expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.
=7/8-1/6
=(7 x 24)/(8 x 24)-(1 x 24)/(6 x 24)

step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:
=21/24-4/24

step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
=1/24 x (21/1-4/1)
=1/24 x (21 - 4)

step 7Simplify the above expression further:
=1/24 x 17
=17/24
7/8-1/6=17/24

Hence,
7/8 minus 1/6 equals to 17/24 in fraction.

Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 7/8
Fraction B: 1/6

What to be found?
7/8-1/6 = ?
Find what's the difference between 7/8 and 1/6.

step 2 Find the product of numerator of Fraction A and denominator of Fraction B (7 x 6), 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 6) and rewrite the equation as like the below:
= (7 x 6) - (1 x 8)/(8 x 6)

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction:
= (42 - 8)/48
= 34/48
= 17/24
7/8-1/6 = 17/24
Hence,
7/8 minus 1/6 = 17/24 