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Q: How is one sixth minus one third equal one third?

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1/3 - 1/6 = (2 - 1)/6 = 1/6

Expressed as a proper fraction in its simplest form, 1/6 - 1/3 = -1/6 or negative one sixth.

11/6 - 1/3= 7/6 - 1/3= (7 - 2)/6= 5/6

Expressed as a fraction in its lowest terms, 2 1/2 - 1/3 = 2 1/6, or two and one sixth.

Two quarters minus two thirds is negative one sixth. Two quarters is six twelfths, and two thirds is eight twelfths. Six twelfths minus eight twelfths is minus two twelfths or minus one sixth.

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-1/3 minus 1/6 is -1/2.

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