# 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:

### 91/6 - 51/3 = 23/6 = 3 5/6 ≅ 3.8333333

Spelled result in words is twenty-three sixths (or three and five sixths).

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

1. Conversion a mixed number 9 1/6 to a improper fraction: 9 1/6 = 9 1/6 = 9 · 6 + 1/6 = 54 + 1/6 = 55/6

To find a new numerator:
a) Multiply the whole number 9 by the denominator 6. Whole number 9 equally 9 * 6/6 = 54/6
b) Add the answer from the previous step 54 to the numerator 1. New numerator is 54 + 1 = 55
c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 55) over the denominator 6.

Nine and one sixth is fifty-five sixths.
2. Conversion a mixed number 5 1/3 to a improper fraction: 5 1/3 = 5 1/3 = 5 · 3 + 1/3 = 15 + 1/3 = 16/3

To find a new numerator:
a) Multiply the whole number 5 by the denominator 3. Whole number 5 equally 5 * 3/3 = 15/3
b) Add the answer from the previous step 15 to the numerator 1. New numerator is 15 + 1 = 16
c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 16) over the denominator 3.

Five and one third is sixteen thirds.
3. Subtract: 55/6 - 16/3 = 55/6 - 16 · 2/3 · 2 = 55/6 - 32/6 = 55 - 32/6 = 23/6
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(6, 3) = 6. It is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 6 × 3 = 18. In the following intermediate step, it cannot further simplify the fraction result by canceling.
In other words - fifty-five sixths minus sixteen thirds is twenty-three 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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