# Fraction Calculator

Enter the digits and select the operation from the list. Click “calculate” to perform these operations on fractions through the Fractions calculator.

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## Fraction Calculator

This online fraction solver (calculator) can be used for adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions. The answer is also displayed in improper fractions.

Now, let’s learn what fractions are? And how to solve fractions?

## What are the fractions?

The word “Fraction” generally means part or fragment. In other words, a fraction is a proportion of something. It represents which part of the whole body, a segment is. It is never a whole number.

Fractions are widely used not only in mathematics but also in daily life. For example:

When a vegetable is cut into half, each separate part of the vegetable is ½ of the full vegetable.

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The top and bottom parts of a fraction are called numerator and denominator respectively.

## How to solve fractions?

One can use a fraction calculator to perform arithmetic operations on fractions. But to learn to solve them manually, keep reading further.

### Solution:

Step 1: write the fractions.

### = 3 / 4 + 5 / 6

Step 2: Make the denominators the same.

= 6 x 3 / 6 x 4 + 4 x 5 / 4 x 6

= 18 / 24 + 20 / 24

= 38 / 24

(Note: when adding fractions, the denominator remains the same.)

Step 4: Simplify:

= 19 / 12

= 1 7/12

## How to subtract fractions?

Example: Subtract ¾ from ⅚.

Solution:

Step 1: write the fractions.

### = 5 / 6 - 3 / 4

Step 2: Make the denominators the same.

= 4 x 5 / 4 x 6 - 6 x 3 / 6 x 4

= 20 / 24 - 18 / 24

Step 3: Subtract.

= 2 / 24

Step 4: Simplify:

= 1 / 12

## How to multiply fractions?

Example: Multiply ¾ and ⅚.

Solution:

Step 1: write the fractions.

### = 3 / 4 x 5 / 6

Step 2: Multiply numerator with numerator and denominator with denominator.

= 15 / 24

Step 3: Simplify:

= 5 / 8

## How to multiply fractions?

Example: Divide ¾ from ⅚.

Solution:

Step 1: write the fractions.

### = 3 / 4 ÷ 5 / 6

Step 2: change the division sign with multiplication and inverse the second fraction.

### = 3 / 4 x 6 / 5

Step 2: Multiply numerator with numerator and denominator with denominator.

= 18 / 20

Step 3: Simplify:

= 9 / 10