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    What is 8/12 minus 2/12?

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    8/12 - 2/12 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is the difference between 8/12 and 2/12 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

    8/12-2/12 equals to
    8/12 - 2/12 = 1/2
    Hence, 8/12 - 2/12 is equal to 1/2.
    where
    8/12 is a fraction as a minuend,
    2/12 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
    1/2 is the difference between 8/12 and 2/12.

    8/12 minus 2/12 as a decimal
    8/12 - 2/12 = 1/2
    1/2 = 0.5
    Hence, 8/12-2/12 can be written as 0.5 in decimal.
    where
    0.5 is the difference between 8/12 and 2/12.

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    How-to: 8/12 - 2/12 = ?

    The below workout with step by step calculation for subtracting 8/12 from 2/12 shows how to find what is the difference between 8/12 and 2/12.

    Problem and Workout:
    What is 8/12 minus 2/12 as a fraction?
    step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
    Input:
    Fraction A: 8/12
    Fraction B: 2/12

    What to be found?
    8/12-2/12 = ?
    Find what's the difference of 8/12 and 2/12.


    step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 8/12 and 2/12 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 8/12 and 2/12 are equal to each other, it is said to be like fractions subtraction.

    step 3 For like fractions subtraction, write the fractions 8/12 and 2/12 in subtraction expression form like the below:
    Difference = 8/12 - 2/12


    step 4Take the common value 1/12 out from the expression and rewrite the expression like the below:
    = 1/12 x (8 /1 - 2 /1)
    = 1/12 x (8 - 2)


    step 5Simplify the above expression further:
    = 1/12 x 6
    = 6/12
    = 6/12
    = 1/2
    8/12 - 2/12 = 1/2

    Hence,
    8/12 minus 2/12 equals to 1/2

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