16-12

To write -12 as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by 33.

16-12⋅33

Multiply 12 and 33.

16-32⋅3

Multiply 2 by 3.

16-36

16-36

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

1-36

Subtract 3 from 1.

-26

Factor 2 out of -2.

2(-1)6

Cancel the common factors.

Factor 2 out of 6.

2⋅-12⋅3

Cancel the common factor.

2⋅-12⋅3

Rewrite the expression.

-13

-13

-13

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

-13

The result can be shown in multiple forms.

Exact Form:

-13

Decimal Form:

-0.3‾

Subtract 1/6-1/2