# Fraction calculator

This calculator adds two fractions. When fractions have the same denominators calculator simply adds the numerators and place the result over the common denominator. Then simplify the result to the lowest terms or a mixed number.

## The result:

### 3/7 + 2/7 = 5/7 ≅ 0.7142857

Spelled result in words is five sevenths.

### How do we solve fractions step by step?

1. Add: 3/7 + 2/7 = 3 + 2/7 = 5/7
It is suitable to adjust both fractions to a common (equal, identical) denominator for adding, subtracting, and comparing fractions. The common denominator you can calculate as the least common multiple of both denominators - LCM(7, 7) = 7. It is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 7 × 7 = 49. In the following intermediate step, it cannot further simplify the fraction result by canceling.
In other words - three sevenths plus two sevenths is five sevenths.

#### Rules for expressions with fractions:

Fractions - use a forward slash to divide the numerator by the denominator, i.e., for five-hundredths, enter 5/100. If you use mixed numbers, leave a space between the whole and fraction parts.

Mixed numerals (mixed numbers or fractions) keep one space between the integer and
fraction and use a forward slash to input fractions i.e., 1 2/3 . An example of a negative mixed fraction: -5 1/2.
Because slash is both sign for fraction line and division, use a colon (:) as the operator of division fractions i.e., 1/2 : 1/3.
Decimals (decimal numbers) enter with a decimal point . and they are automatically converted to fractions - i.e. 1.45.

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