# Fraction calculator

This fraction calculator performs basic and advanced fraction operations, expressions with fractions combined with integers, decimals, and mixed numbers. It also shows detailed step-by-step information about the fraction calculation procedure. The calculator helps in finding value from multiple fractions operations. Solve problems with two, three, or more fractions and numbers in one expression.

## The result:

### 3 - 5/6 = 13/6 = 2 1/6 ≅ 2.1666667

Spelled result in words is thirteen sixths (or two and one sixth).

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

1. Subtract: 3 - 5/6 = 3/1 - 5/6 = 3 · 6/1 · 6 - 5/6 = 18/6 - 5/6 = 18 - 5/6 = 13/6
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(1, 6) = 6. It is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 1 × 6 = 6. In the following intermediate step, it cannot further simplify the fraction result by canceling.
In other words - three minus five sixths is thirteen sixths.

#### 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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