# What is 9/8 - 5/12?

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 9/8 and 5/12.

9/8 - 5/12 = 68/96 as simplified as 17/24 in fraction form

9/8 - 5/12 = 0.7083 in decimal form

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## How to Find Equivalent Fraction for 9/8-5/12?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is the difference between two fractions by subtracting a fraction 5/12 from 9/8. For different, unequal or unlike denominators, use any one of the following methods to find the equivalent fraction for 9/8 minus 5/12.

1. LCM method

2. Cross multiplication method.

__Problem and Workout - LCM Method__

What is 9/8 minus 5/12 as a fraction by subtraction using LCM method?

step 1 Address *formula*, input parameters and values.

Input parameters and values:

9/8 & 5/12

9/8-5/12 = ?

step 2 For unequal denominators, find the LCM (least common multiple) for both denominators

The LCM for 8 and 12 is 24.

step 3 To have the common denominator, multiply the LCM with both numerator and denominator

=(9 x 24)/(8 x 24)-(5 x 24)/(12 x 24)

=27/24-10/24

=(27 - 10)/24

step 4 Find difference between numerators and rewrite it in a single form.

=17/24

9/8-5/12=17/24

By using LCM method, **17/24** is the equivalent fraction by subtracting 5/12 from 9/8.

__Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method__

step 1 Address formula and input values.

Input values:

9/8 & 5/12

9/8 - 5/12 = ?

step 2 Cross multiply both numerator and denominator, multiply both denominators and rewrite as below

= (9 x 12) - (5 x 8)/(8 x 12)

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction

= (108 - 40)/96

= 68/96

= 17/24

9/8-5/12 = 17/24

By using cross multiplication method, **17/24** is the difference between two fractions 9/8 and 5/12.