This **m****ixed number calculator** helps you solve simple operations with mixed numbers, whole numbers, fractions or integers like adding, subtracting, dividing or multiplying.

## How does this mixed number calculator work?

The numbers that can be handled by this calculator consist of mixed numbers, whole numbers or even fractions and they should be input in the following formats:

- Mixed numbers: such as 2 1/4 which is equal to two and a quarter. Practically in case of mixed numbers you should pay attention to have exactly one space between the whole number and the part expressed by fraction.

- Whole numbers, for instance 100.

- Fractions, for example 1/2 which is a half.

The operations that can be performed with this *mixed number calculator* are:

### Adding mixed numbers steps:

■ Convert the mixed numbers into fractions where the case.

■ Use the algebraic formula for addition of fractions: x/y + w/z = (xz + yw) / yz

■ Get the number that results by adding the two fractions.

### Subtracting mixed numbers steps:

■ Transform the mixed numbers into fractions if applicable.

■ Make use of the algebraic formula for subtraction of fractions: x/y - w/z = (xz - yw) / yz.

■ Obtain the value that results by subtracting the two fractions.

### Multiplying mixed numbers steps:

■ Convert the mixed numbers into fractions where applicable.

■ Apply the algebraic formula for multiplying fractions: x/y * w/z = xw / yz.

■ Calculate the figure that results by multiplying the two fractions.

### Dividing mixed numbers steps:

■ Convert the mixed numbers into fractions if needed.

■ Apply the algebraic formula for division of fractions: x/y ÷ w/z = xz / yw.

■ Compute the number that results by dividing the two fractions.

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