# How do you simplify 3/12 - 1/8?

Jun 15, 2018

$\frac{1}{8}$

#### Explanation:

Get a common denominator.
The easiest way is to multiply the both of the fractions by the other fraction's denominator on top and bottom:

$\frac{3}{12} \cdot \frac{8}{8} - \frac{1}{8} \cdot \frac{12}{12}$

$= \frac{24}{96} - \frac{12}{96}$

$= \frac{12}{96}$

$= \frac{1}{8}$