Fractions Calculator (add, sub, multiply & divide)

Using this easy fractions calculator, you can quickly add, subtract, multiply, and divide two fractions.

A fraction is a number formed by the ratio of two integers. If ‘a’ and ‘b’ are two numbers, then a/b is a fraction if d≠0; otherwise, the fraction is undefined.

Some of the common examples of fractions are 5/10 , 3/2 , – 1/2 , 31/2 (mixed fraction) etc…

Positive and negative fractions are also possible. The numerator is the highest number in a fraction, while the denominator is the lowest. The fraction is incorrect if the numerator is greater than the denominator.

When a fraction is added to a whole number, we call it a “mixed number.” A proper fraction has a denominator that is greater than the numerator. Proper fractions are also known as common fractions and simple fractions.

Fractions Calculator Use

  • This calculator is easy to use and understand.
  • Choose the operation you want from the drop-down menu.
  • After that, fill in the fraction values in both fields.
  • The calculator will take care of the rest.
  • Both a fraction and a decimal version of the solution will be provided.

Solved Example on Fractions

Example 1 : Adding Fractions

Add 5/6 + 3/8

Solution :

The numbers at the bottom are different. We can’t add them that way, so we’ll have to make them the same before we can continue.

Multiply the numerator and denominator of first and second fractions by 4 and 3.

First fraction becomes, 5/6 x 4/4 = 20/24 and the second fraction becomes, 3/8 x 3/3 = 9/24

Now we can easily add both the fractions as their denominators are same,

20/24 + 9/24 = 29/24

Example 2 : Subtracting Fractions

Subtract 5/63/8

Solution :

The numbers at the bottom are different. We can’t subtract them that way, so we’ll have to make them the same before we can continue.

Multiply the numerator and denominator of first and second fractions by 4 and 3.

First fraction becomes, 5/6 x 4/4 = 20/24 and the second fraction becomes, 3/8 x 3/3 = 9/24

Now we can easily subtract both the fractions as their denominators are same,

20/249/24 = 11/24

Example 3 : Multiplying Fractions

Multiply 5/6 x 3/8

Solution :

In case of multiplication, you can directly multiply the two fractions.

5/6 x 3/8 = 15/48

On simplifying,

15/48 = 5/16 ….(dividing numerator and denominator by 3)

Example 4 : Dividing Fractions

Divide 5/6 ÷ 3/8

Solution :

5/6 ÷ 3/8 = 40/18 ….(cross multiplication)

On simplifying,

40/18 = 20/9 (dividing numerator and denominator by 2)