# What is 5/6 - 6/7?

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 5/6 and 6/7.

5/6 - 6/7 = -1/42 in fraction form

5/6 - 6/7 = -0.0238 in decimal form

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## How to Find Equivalent Fraction for 5/6-6/7?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is the difference between two fractions by subtracting a fraction 6/7 from 5/6. For different, unequal or unlike denominators, use any one of the following methods to find the equivalent fraction for 5/6 minus 6/7.

1. LCM method

2. Cross multiplication method.

__Problem and Workout - LCM Method__

What is 5/6 minus 6/7 as a fraction by subtraction using LCM method?

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

Input parameters and values:

5/6 & 6/7

5/6-6/7 = ?

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

The LCM for 6 and 7 is 42.

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

=(5 x 42)/(6 x 42)-(6 x 42)/(7 x 42)

=35/42-36/42

=(35 - 36)/42

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

=-1/42

5/6-6/7=-1/42

By using LCM method, **-1/42** is the equivalent fraction by subtracting 6/7 from 5/6.

__Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method__

step 1 Address formula and input values.

Input values:

5/6 & 6/7

5/6 - 6/7 = ?

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

= (5 x 7) - (6 x 6)/(6 x 7)

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction

= (35 - 36)/42

5/6-6/7 = -1/42

By using cross multiplication method, **-1/42** is the difference between two fractions 5/6 and 6/7.