This calculator subtracts two fractions. First, convert all fractions to a common denominator when fractions have different denominators. Find Least Common Denominator (LCD) or multiply all denominators to find a common denominator. When all denominators are the same, subtract the numerators and place the result over the common denominator. Then simplify the result to the lowest terms or a mixed number.
5/8 + 2/3 = 31/ = 1 7/ ≅ 1.2916667Spelled result in words is thirty-one twenty-fourths (or one and seven twenty-fourths).
How do we solve fractions step by step?
- Add: 5/ + 2/ = 5 · 3/ + 2 · 8/ = 15/ + 16/ = 15 + 16/ = 31/
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(8, 3) = 24. It is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 8 × 3 = 24. In the following intermediate step, it cannot further simplify the fraction result by canceling.
In other words - five eighths plus two thirds is thirty-one twenty-fourths.
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.
|Symbol||Symbol name||Symbol Meaning||Example|
|+||plus sign||addition||1/2 + 1/3|
|-||minus sign||subtraction||1 1/2 - 2/3|
|*||asterisk||multiplication||2/3 * 3/4|
|×||times sign||multiplication||2/3 × 5/6|
|:||division sign||division||1/2 : 3|
|/||division slash||division||1/3 / 5|
|:||colon||complex fraction||1/2 : 1/3|
|^||caret||exponentiation / power||1/4^3|
|()||parentheses||calculate expression inside first||-3/5 - (-1/4)|
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