# 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:

### 2 2/3 - 1 1/4 = 17/12 = 1 5/12 ≅ 1.4166667

Spelled result in words is one and five twelfths (or seventeen twelfths).### Calculation steps

- Conversion a mixed number 2 2/3 to a improper fraction: 2 2/3 = 2 2/3 = 2 · 3 + 2/3 = 6 + 2/3 = 8/3

To find a new numerator:

a) Multiply the whole number 2 by the denominator 3. Whole number 2 equally 2 * 3/3 = 6/3

b) Add the answer from the previous step 6 to the numerator 2. New numerator is 6 + 2 = 8

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 8) over the denominator 3.

Two and two thirds is eight thirds. - Conversion a mixed number 1 1/4 to a improper fraction: 1 1/4 = 1 1/4 = 1 · 4 + 1/4 = 4 + 1/4 = 5/4

To find a new numerator:

a) Multiply the whole number 1 by the denominator 4. Whole number 1 equally 1 * 4/4 = 4/4

b) Add the answer from the previous step 4 to the numerator 1. New numerator is 4 + 1 = 5

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 5) over the denominator 4.

One and one quarter is five quarters. - Subtract: 8/3 - 5/4 = 8 · 4/3 · 4 - 5 · 3/4 · 3 = 32/12 - 15/12 = 32 - 15/12 = 17/12

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

In other words - eight thirds minus five quarters is seventeen 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 eat, there are 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

• 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 number in word problems:

- Peter's calculation

Peter wrote the following: 7 1/4 - 3 3/4 = 4 2/4 = 4 1/2 . Is Peter's calculation correct? Using words (math vocabulary) and numbers to explain why he is correct or incorrect. - Difference of mixed numbers

12 1/2 - 9 1/5. What is the difference? - Subtract mixed

Find the difference. Five and two-thirds minus two and one-half equals what number? A. three and one-sixth B. three and two-thirds C. three and one-half D. three and five-sixths - How much 3

How much more is 1⅝ than 4⅚? - Subtract

Subtract two mixed numbers: 3 1/2 -1 3/4 - Estimate subtraction

What's the estimate of 3 1/3 - 1 5/6? - Zailene 2

Zailene has 8 2/3 cups of flour. She used 5 1/2 cups of flour. How many cups of flour were left to her? - Operation 6

Perform the operation below. Express your answer as a mixed number in simplest form 4 1/6 - 2 2/3 - The melon

There was 1 3/6 melon left for dinner. At dinner time, the family ate 4/6 of the melon. What part of the melon was left for the next meal? - 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? - Sum of mixed

The sum of two mixed numbers is 15½. One of the numbers is 5 ¾. What is the other?

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