# Mixed fractions calculator

The 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:

### 1/4 - 2/3 = -5/12 ≅ -0.4166667

Spelled result in words is minus five twelfths.### Calculation steps

- Subtract: 1/4 - 2/3 = 1 · 3/4 · 3 - 2 · 4/3 · 4 = 3/12 - 8/12 = 3 - 8/12 = -5/12

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(4, 3) = 12. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 4 × 3 = 12. In the next intermediate step, the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.

In words - one quarter minus two thirds = minus five twelfths.

#### Examples:

• sum of two mixed numbers: 1 3/4 + 2 3/8• addition of three mixed numbers: 1 3/8 + 6 11/13 + 5 7/8

• addition of two mixed numbers: 2 1/2 + 4 2/3

• subtracting two mixed numbers: 7 1/2 - 5 3/4

• multiplication of mixed numbers: 3 3/4 * 2 2/5

• comparing mixed numbers: 3 1/4 2 1/3

• changing improper fraction to mixed number: 9/4

• What is 3/4 as a mixed number: 3/4

• subtracting mixed number and fraction: 1 3/5 - 5/6

• sum mixed number and an improper fraction: 1 3/5 + 11/5

## Mixed fractions in word problems:

- Difference mixed fractions

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Planet X is 10 light-years away from Earth. Planet Y is 8 1/2 light-years away from Earth. How much farther away is Planet X? - Bike path

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Gavin had 3 gallons of orange juice ready to serve at the breakfast party. His family drank 2 ⅛ gallons. How much is left? Show your work with a numberline, area model or grid. - Sum of mixed

The sum of two mixed numbers is 15½. One of the number is 5 ¾, what is the other? - Equation with mixed 2

A number, X, is subtracted from 8 1/4. The result is 12 3/5. What is the value of X? - Regrouping

Subtract mixed number with regrouping: 11 17/20- 6 19/20 - Add sub fractions

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Krishna bought 5 1/2 meters of ribbon from the market . She cut off a 2 3/4 m piece of ribbon from it and gave it to Sushima . What length of ribbon is left with her? - A farmer's 2

A farmer's truck is carrying 4 2/3 tons of hay and straw. If 3 2/5 tons of the load is hay, how much straw is the truck carrying? - The pet

Ananya has a bunny. She bought 4 7/8 pounds of carrots. She fed her bunny 1 1/4 pounds of carrots the first week. She fed her bunny 5/6 pounds of carrots the second week. All together, how many pounds of carrots did she feed her bunny? 1. Draw a tape diag - Timothy

Timothy is 56 4/5 inches tall. Theresa is 1 1/6 inches shorter than Timothy and Jane is 1 1/3 inches shorter than Theresa. How tall is Jane? - Mixed numbers

Rewrite mixed numbers, so the fractions have the same denominator: 5 1/5 - 2 2/3 - Hannah and Emily

Hannah and Emily need to use 4 1/4 feet of ribbon to finish an art project. Hannah has 2 3/4 feet of ribbon and Emily has 1 3/4 feet of ribbon. How much ribbon will they have left over after they finish their art project? - The chef 2

The chef in the restaurant used 19/20 cup of chocolate chips and 1 1/10 cups of cocoa powder for the cake. How much more cocoa powder did the chef use than the chocolate chips?

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