# 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:

### 51/2 - 11/3 = 25/6 = 4 1/6 ≅ 4.1666667

Spelled result in words is twenty-five sixths (or four and one sixth).

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

1. Conversion a mixed number 5 1/2 to a improper fraction: 5 1/2 = 5 1/2 = 5 · 2 + 1/2 = 10 + 1/2 = 11/2

To find a new numerator:
a) Multiply the whole number 5 by the denominator 2. Whole number 5 equally 5 * 2/2 = 10/2
b) Add the answer from the previous step 10 to the numerator 1. New numerator is 10 + 1 = 11
c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 11) over the denominator 2.

Five and one half is eleven halfs.
2. Conversion a mixed number 1 1/3 to a improper fraction: 1 1/3 = 1 1/3 = 1 · 3 + 1/3 = 3 + 1/3 = 4/3

To find a new numerator:
a) Multiply the whole number 1 by the denominator 3. Whole number 1 equally 1 * 3/3 = 3/3
b) Add the answer from the previous step 3 to the numerator 1. New numerator is 3 + 1 = 4
c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 4) over the denominator 3.

One and one third is four thirds.
3. Subtract: 11/2 - 4/3 = 11 · 3/2 · 3 - 4 · 2/3 · 2 = 33/6 - 8/6 = 33 - 8/6 = 25/6
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(2, 3) = 6. It is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 2 × 3 = 6. In the following intermediate step, it cannot further simplify the fraction result by canceling.
In other words - eleven halfs minus four thirds is twenty-five 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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