Subtract 1/6-1/2

Math
16-12
To write -12 as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by 33.
16-12⋅33
Write each expression with a common denominator of 6, by multiplying each by an appropriate factor of 1.
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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
Cancel the common factor of -2 and 6.
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Factor 2 out of -2.
2(-1)6
Cancel the common factors.
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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‾
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