# What is 1/6 - 1/9?

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 1/6 and 1/9.

1/6 - 1/9 = 3/54 as simplified as 1/18 in fraction form

1/6 - 1/9 = 0.0556 in decimal form

This calculator, formula, step by step calculation and associated information to find the difference between 1/6 and 1/9 may help students, teachers,
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## How to Find Equivalent Fraction for 1/6-1/9?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is the difference between two fractions by subtracting a fraction 1/9 from 1/6. For different, unequal or unlike denominators, use any one of the following methods to find the equivalent fraction for 1/6 minus 1/9.

1. LCM method

2. Cross multiplication method.

__Problem and Workout - LCM Method__

What is 1/6 minus 1/9 as a fraction by subtraction using LCM method?

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

Input parameters and values:

1/6 & 1/9

1/6-1/9 = ?

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

The LCM for 6 and 9 is 18.

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

=(1 x 18)/(6 x 18)-(1 x 18)/(9 x 18)

=3/18-2/18

=(3 - 2)/18

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

=1/18

1/6-1/9=1/18

By using LCM method, **1/18** is the equivalent fraction by subtracting 1/9 from 1/6.

__Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method__

step 1 Address formula and input values.

Input values:

1/6 & 1/9

1/6 - 1/9 = ?

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

= (1 x 9) - (1 x 6)/(6 x 9)

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction

= (9 - 6)/54

= 3/54

= 1/18

1/6-1/9 = 1/18

By using cross multiplication method, **1/18** is the difference between two fractions 1/6 and 1/9.