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# Adding or Subtracting 2 Fractions Calculator for Like or Unlike Denominators

Calculator Preferences
Add or Subtract 2 Fractions Calculator

This math calculator will add one fraction to another or subtract one fraction from another -- regardless if they have like or unlike denominators -- and then simplify the resulting fraction. Plus, the add subtract calculator will show its work and give a step-by-step summary of how it arrived at the answer. The Learn tab includes:

• How do you add fractions with different denominators?
• What are the steps to subtract fractions?

#### Selected Data Record:

A Data Record is a set of calculator entries that are stored in your web browser's Local Storage. If a Data Record is currently selected in the "Data" tab, this line will list the name you gave to that data record. If no data record is selected, or you have no entries stored for this calculator, the line will display "None".

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Augend/Minuend

#### Augend/Minuend:

Enter the numerator and denominator for the Augend (addition) or Minuend (subtraction) for the first fraction in the equation. If you would like the fraction to be whole number, simply enter the desired whole number in the numerator field and enter a 1 in the denominator field (4/1 = 4).

Numerator:Numerator:Numerator:Numerator:
 Fraction #1 numerator
Denominator:Denominator:Denominator:Denominator:
 Fraction #1 denominator

Enter the numerator and denominator for the Addend (addition) or Subtrahend (subtraction) for the second fraction in the equation. If you would like the fraction to be whole number, simply enter the desired whole number in the numerator field and enter a 1 in the denominator field (4/1 = 4).

Numerator:Numerator:Numerator:Numerator:
 Fraction #2 numerator
Denominator:Denominator:Denominator:Denominator:
 Fraction #2 denominator

#### Result:

This is the result of the addition or subtraction of the two fractions. After calculating the addition or subtraction, the calculator will show its work and give a detailed explanation of each step it took to arrive at this answer.

If you would like to save the current entries to the secure database, tap or click on the Data tab, select "New Data Record", give the data record a name, then tap or click the Save button. To save changes to previously saved entries, simply tap the Save button. Please select and "Clear" any data records you no longer need.

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Help and Tools

#### Help and Tools:

This section, which you can Unstick or Hide in the Calculator Preferences (just above the top of the calculator), contains the following tabs (content too long to fit within bordered frame can be scrolled up and down):

About: Click this tab for an introduction to the calculator.

Instructions: Click this tab for step-by-step instructions for using the calculator.

Terms: Click this tab for a list of the descriptions that are located within each popup help button (info icons).

PCalc: Click this tab for a handy "pocket" calculator you can use when you need to calculate an entry needed for the calculator.

Data: Click this tab to save a set of entries or a note in between visits. Entries and notes will be stored to your web browser's local storage (if supported by your browser of choice), meaning they can only be recalled with the same device and web browser you were using when you saved them. If you'd like to save entries and notes between devices you can do so by subscribing to the Ad-Free Member Version.

#### Favorites

Move the slider to left and right to adjust the calculator width. Note that the Help and Tools panel will be hidden when the calculator is too wide to fit both on the screen. Moving the slider to the left will bring the instructions and tools panel back into view.

Also note that some calculators will reformat to accommodate the screen size as you make the calculator wider or narrower. If the calculator is narrow, columns of entry rows will be converted to a vertical entry form, whereas a wider calculator will display columns of entry rows, and the entry fields will be smaller in size ... since they will not need to be "thumb friendly".