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Fraction Calculator Mixed Fractions

You know that summer vacation is over and back to school is upon us, but you don't know how much you should invest? Fraction calculator is just one of the many interactive tools that can provide an answer. In this article, you'll see how to use the tool and what to watch out for.

**Use**

Unlike adding and subtracting integers such as 2 and 8, fractions require a common denominator to undergo these operations. One method for finding a common denominator involves multiplying the numerators and denominators of all of the fractions involved by the product of the denominators of each fraction. Multiplying all of the denominators ensures that the new denominator is certain to be a multiple of each individual denominator. The numerators also need to be multiplied by the appropriate factors to preserve the value of the fraction as a whole. This is arguably the simplest way to ensure that the fractions have a common denominator. However, in most cases, the solutions to these equations will not appear in simplified form (the provided calculator computes the simplification automatically). Below is an example using this method.

An alternative method for finding a common denominator is to determine the least common multiple (LCM) for the denominators, then add or subtract the numerators as one would an integer. Using the least common multiple can be more efficient and is more likely to result in a fraction in simplified form. In the example above, the denominators were 4, 6, and 2. The least common multiple is the first shared multiple of these three numbers.An __improper fraction__ is a fraction whose nominator is greater than its denominator. For example, \\({5 \over 4}\\). A mixed fraction is a fraction of the form \\(c {n \over d}\\), where \\(c\\) is an integer and \\(n < d\\). For example, \\({11 \over 4} = 2 {3 \over 4}\\). It is therefore the sum of a whole number and a proper fraction. Use this calculator to convert your improper fraction to a mixed fraction. If you would like to convert a mixed fraction to an improper fraction, see our [mixed to improper fraction calculator](/show/calculator/mixed-to-improper). An alternative method for finding a common denominator is to determine the least common multiple (LCM) for the denominators, then add or subtract the numerators as one would an integer. Using the least common multiple can be more efficient and is more likely to result in a fraction in simplified form. In the example above, the denominators were 4, 6, and 2. The least common multiple is the first shared multiple of these three numbers. (Source: www.calculator.net)