# 8/9 minus 5/12 as a fraction 8/9 - 5/12 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is 8/9 minus 5/12 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

8/9-5/12 equals to
8/9 - 5/12 = (?)
8/9 - 5/12 = [(8 x 12) - (5 x 9)]/(9 x 12)
= (96 - 45)/108
= 51/108
= (3 x 17)/(3 x 36)
= 17/36
8/9 - 5/12 = 17/36
8/9 minus 5/12 is equal to 17/36

where
8/9 is a fraction as a minuend,
5/12 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
17/36 is the difference between 8/9 and 5/12.

8/9 minus 5/12 as a decimal
8/9 - 5/12 = 17/36
17/36 = 0.4722
8/9-5/12 as a decimal is 0.4722
where
0.4722 is the difference between 8/9 and 5/12.

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## How-to: 8/9 - 5/12 = ?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is 8/9 minus 5/12 in simplest form by using the following methods:
1. LCM method,
2. Cross multiplication method.

Problem and Workout - LCM Method:
What is 8/9 minus 5/12 as a fraction?

step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 8/9
Fraction B: 5/12

What to be found?
8/9-5/12 = ?
Find what's the difference between 8/9 and 5/12.

step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 8/9 and 5/12 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 8/9 and 5/12 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 8/9 and 5/12:
The LCM of 9 and 12 is 36.

step 4 Write the fractions 8/9 and 5/12 in the subtraction expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.
=8/9-5/12
=(8 x 36)/(9 x 36)-(5 x 36)/(12 x 36)

step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:
=32/36-15/36

step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
=1/36 x (32/1-15/1)
=1/36 x (32 - 15)

step 7Simplify the above expression further:
=1/36 x 17
=17/36
8/9-5/12=17/36

Hence,
8/9 minus 5/12 equals to 17/36 in fraction.

Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 8/9
Fraction B: 5/12

What to be found?
8/9-5/12 = ?
Find what's the difference between 8/9 and 5/12.

step 2 Find the product of numerator of Fraction A and denominator of Fraction B (8 x 12), find the product of numerator of Fraction B and denominator of Fraction A (5 x 9), and find the product of both denominators of Fraction A and Fraction B (9 x 12) and rewrite the equation as like the below:
= (8 x 12) - (5 x 9)/(9 x 12)

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction:
= (96 - 45)/108
= 51/108
= 17/36
8/9-5/12 = 17/36
Hence,
8/9 minus 5/12 = 17/36 