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

  1. 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 following intermediate step, it cannot further simplify the fraction result by canceling.
    In other 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

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