# 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:

### 61/4 - 35/8 = 21/8 = 2 5/8 = 2.625

Spelled result in words is twenty-one eighths (or two and five eighths).

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

1. Conversion a mixed number 6 1/4 to a improper fraction: 6 1/4 = 6 1/4 = 6 · 4 + 1/4 = 24 + 1/4 = 25/4

To find a new numerator:
a) Multiply the whole number 6 by the denominator 4. Whole number 6 equally 6 * 4/4 = 24/4
b) Add the answer from the previous step 24 to the numerator 1. New numerator is 24 + 1 = 25
c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 25) over the denominator 4.

Six and one quarter is twenty-five quarters.
2. Conversion a mixed number 3 5/8 to a improper fraction: 3 5/8 = 3 5/8 = 3 · 8 + 5/8 = 24 + 5/8 = 29/8

To find a new numerator:
a) Multiply the whole number 3 by the denominator 8. Whole number 3 equally 3 * 8/8 = 24/8
b) Add the answer from the previous step 24 to the numerator 5. New numerator is 24 + 5 = 29
c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 29) over the denominator 8.

Three and five eighths is twenty-nine eighths.
3. Subtract: 25/4 - 29/8 = 25 · 2/4 · 2 - 29/8 = 50/8 - 29/8 = 50 - 29/8 = 21/8
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(4, 8) = 8. It is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 4 × 8 = 32. In the following intermediate step, it cannot further simplify the fraction result by canceling.
In other words - twenty-five quarters minus twenty-nine eighths is twenty-one eighths.

#### 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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