# Mixed number calculator

This calculator performs basic and advanced operations with mixed numbers, fractions, integers, and decimals. Mixed numbers are also called mixed fractions. A mixed number 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.

## The result:

### 1/4 - 2/3 = -5/12 ≅ -0.4166667

The 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

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, 3) = 12. 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 is minus five twelfths.

## What is a mixed number?

A mixed number is an integer and fraction $acb $ whose value equals the sum of that integer and fraction. For example, we write two and four-fifths as $254 $. Its value is $254 =2+54 =510 +54 =514 $. The mixed number is the exception - the missing operand between a whole number and a fraction is not multiplication but an addition: $254 =2⋅54 $. A negative mixed number - the minus sign also applies to the fractional $−254 =−(254 )=−(2+54 )=−514 $. A mixed number is sometimes called a mixed fraction. Usually, a mixed number contains a natural number and a proper fraction, and its value is an improper fraction, that is, one where the numerator is greater than the denominator.## How do I imagine a mixed number?

We can imagine mixed numbers in the example of cakes. We have three cakes, and we have divided each into five parts. We thus obtained 3 * 5 = 15 pieces of cake. One piece when we ate, there were 14 pieces left, which is $254 $ of cake. When we eat two pieces, $253 $ of the cake remains.#### 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

• 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 number in word problems:

- Change 8

Change this mixed number into an improper fraction of 2 1/9 - Multiply 19

Multiply 12 × 5/8, and write the result in mixed and improper fractions. - Collecting clothes

Larry and Myra are collecting clothes for a clothing drive. Myra collected 2 1/2 times as many clothes as Larry did. If Larry collected 4 4/5 bags of clothes, how many bags of clothes did Myra collect? - The recipe 3

The recipe for cookies with cream requires 1 2/6 cups of cream for 1 tub. How many cups of cream will you need for 4 tubs?

- How many 34

How many groups of 34 are in 114? Write your answer as a mixed number in simplest form. - Unknown r

Solve for r. (2)/(3) * r = 5 Write your answer as a fraction or as a whole or mixed number. - Divide mixed numbers

Divide the following fractions and reduce your answers to its simplest form if possible: 1. 2 3/4 ÷ 3 1/12 2. 3 2/3 ÷ 4 1/2 3. 5 3/7 ÷ 2 3/9 4. 6 2/3 ÷ 1 1/5

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