What minus 1/4 equals 1/6?

Here we will show you how to calculate "what" in this sentence: "What minus 1/4 equals 1/6?" We start by making this word problem into an algebraic equation where "what" is the variable "x".

x - 1/4 = 1/6

To solve this equation, we want x alone on the left side of the equation so we start by adding 1/4 on both sides like this:

x - 1/4 + 1/4 = 1/6 + 1/4

x - 1/4 + 1/4 leaves x and 1/6 + 1/4 is 5/12 which means we end up with x = 5/12. Therefore, the answer to "What minus 1/4 equals 1/6?" is as follows:

5/12

It is always good to double-check your math to make sure you did it right. When we entered 5/12 for x in this equation x - 1/4 = 1/6, we get the following true equation which means our math is correct.

5/12 - 1/4 = 1/6

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