Mixed up about mixed fractions? Worry not. This online **mixed fraction calculator** is here to help. Just put the numbers in the spaces below for adding or subtracting mixed fractions. Yes! It is that simple. So, why wait? Let’s get started.

## Mixed Fraction Calculator

### Addition

Let’s take an example:

2 | 1 | + | 3 | 1 |

4 | 2 |

**Solution:**

To solve a mixed fraction we first have to convert it to an improper fraction

#### Step 0:

**Multiply the denominator with the whole number and add the numerator to the multiplication**

(2 x 4) + 1 | = | 9 |

4 | 4 |

(3 x 2) + 1 | = | 7 |

2 | 2 |

#### Step 1:

**Equate the denominators**

4 x 2 = 8

#### Step 2

**Cross-multiply the fraction and add**

(9 x 2) + (4 x 7) = 18 + 28 = 46

Resulting fraction –

46 |

8 |

#### Step 3:

**Simplify**

23 |

4 |

### Subtraction

Let’s take an example:

3 | 1 | – | 2 | 1 |

2 | 4 |

**Solution:**

To solve a mixed fraction we first have to convert it to an improper fraction

#### Step 0:

**Multiply the denominator with the whole number and add the numerator to the multiplication**

(3 x 2) + 1 | = | 6 |

2 | 2 |

(2 x 4) + 1 | = | 9 |

4 | 4 |

#### Step 1:

**Equate the denominators**

4 x 2 = 8

#### Step 2

**Cross-multiply the fraction and subtract**

(6 x 9) – (2 x 4) = 54 – 8 = 46

Resulting fraction –

46 |

8 |

#### Step 3:

**Simplify**

23 |

4 |

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