# 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:

### 4 - 2/5 = 18/5 = 3 3/5 = 3.6

Spelled result in words is three and three fifths (or eighteen fifths).### Calculation steps

- Subtract: 4 - 2/5 = 4/1 - 2/5 = 4 · 5/1 · 5 - 2/5 = 20/5 - 2/5 = 20 - 2/5 = 18/5

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(1, 5) = 5. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 1 × 5 = 5. In the following intermediate step, it cannot further simplify the fraction result by canceling.

In other words - four minus two fifths = eighteen fifths.

#### 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:

- 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 explain why he is correct or incorrect. - Subtract

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

Find the difference. 5 and two-thirds minus 2 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? - Zailene 2

Zailene has 8 2/3 cup of flour. She used 5 1/2 cups of flour. How many cups of flour was left to her? - If you 5

If you subtract N from 8 2/5 the difference is 3 4/3. what is N? - 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 number is 5 ¾, what is the other? - Difference mixed fractions

What is the difference between 4 2/3 and 3 1/6? - Sofia

Sofia has 6 candy bars. She gives 4/5 of a candy bar to her friend and she eats 2 1/9 candy bars. About how many candy bars does Sofia have left? - Mang lino's

Mang lino's rice harvest yielded 15 1/4 sacks of rice, while Mang Pepe's rice harvest yielded 19 3/4 sacks of rice. How much more did Mang Pepe harvest than Mang lino?

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