# What is 9/3 - 8/12? 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 9/3 and 8/12.

9/3 - 8/12 = 84/36 as simplified as 7/3 in fraction form

9/3 - 8/12 = 2.3333 in decimal form
This calculator, formula, step by step calculation and associated information to find the difference between 9/3 and 8/12 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 9/3-8/12?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is the difference between two fractions by subtracting a fraction 8/12 from 9/3. For different, unequal or unlike denominators, use any one of the following methods to find the equivalent fraction for 9/3 minus 8/12.
1. LCM method
2. Cross multiplication method.

Problem and Workout - LCM Method
What is 9/3 minus 8/12 as a fraction by subtraction using LCM method?

step 1 Address formula, input parameters and values.
Input parameters and values:
9/3 & 8/12
9/3-8/12 = ?

step 2 For unequal denominators, find the LCM (least common multiple) for both denominators
The LCM for 3 and 12 is 12.

step 3 To have the common denominator, multiply the LCM with both numerator and denominator
=(9 x 12)/(3 x 12)-(8 x 12)/(12 x 12)
=36/12-8/12
=(36 - 8)/12

step 4 Find difference between numerators and rewrite it in a single form.
= 28/12
=7/3
9/3-8/12=7/3

By using LCM method, 7/3 is the equivalent fraction by subtracting 8/12 from 9/3.

Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
step 1 Address formula and input values.
Input values:
9/3 & 8/12
9/3 - 8/12 = ?

step 2 Cross multiply both numerator and denominator, multiply both denominators and rewrite as below
= (9 x 12) - (8 x 3)/(3 x 12)

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction
= (108 - 24)/36
= 84/36
= 7/3
9/3-8/12 = 7/3
By using cross multiplication method, 7/3 is the difference between two fractions 9/3 and 8/12. 