Mixed number calculator



This calculator performs basic and advanced operations with mixed numbers, fractions, integers, decimals. Mixed fractions are also called mixed numbers. A mixed fraction is a whole number and a proper fraction combined, i.e. one and three-quarters. The calculator evaluates the expression or solves the equation with step-by-step calculation progress information. Solve problems with two or more mixed numbers fractions in one expression.

Result:

1/2 - 1/8 = 3/8 = 0.375

Spelled result in words is three eighths.

Calculation steps

  1. Subtract: 1/2 - 1/8 = 1 · 4/2 · 4 - 1/8 = 4/8 - 1/8 = 4 - 1/8 = 3/8
    For adding, subtracting, and comparing fractions, it is suitable to adjust both fractions to a common (equal, identical) denominator. The common denominator you can calculate as the least common multiple of both denominators - LCM(2, 8) = 8. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 2 × 8 = 16. In the following intermediate step, it cannot further simplify the fraction result by canceling.
    In other words - one half minus one eighth = three eighths.