# 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,
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## 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.