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Q: What is four sixths minus five twelfths?

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Yes, five sixths is bigger than four twelfths (simplified: one third).

It is: 5/12

seventy-eleven and a half

Four and five twelfths is 53 twelfths, five and eleven twelfths is 71 twelfths so answer is "minus eighteen twelfths", ie -1½ or -1.5

four sixs.

four sixths or two thirds

one half or four eighths or five tenths or three sixths or eight sixteenths

No

You have to convert your fractions so that they are all the same. In this case, we can use sixths. So two and three sixths (two and a half), minus one and four sixths (one and two thirds), would equal five sixths. Another way to do it is to convert the whole numbers to sixths as well. Fifteen sixths minus ten sixths equals five sixths.

29/6

four

One sixth. As the denominator (bottom number) is the same on both sides, simply take four away from five, and keep the denominator the same.

Two thirds is four sixths. One sixth minus four sixths is minus three sixths, which is also minus one half.

Yes.

1 and 5/6

4 and 7/12

one third? two sixths? three ninths? five fifteenths? six eighteenths? 33%? i could go on forever...

25/30 - 24/30 = 1/30

five sixths of twenty-four is 20.

Eight twelfths, and twelfth eighteenths.

Eleven of anything minus seven of the same thing leaves four of them.

53/12 - 14/12 = 39/12 or 3 and 1/4

one third, four twelfths, eight twenty-fouths, ect.

3/4

Three twelves is 36. Four twelves is 48. 36 - 48 = -12. Three twelfths - fourth twelfths equals minus one twelfth.