# Fraction Calculator

## Usage Instructions

- Enter your fractions in the above calculator.
- Select the mathmatical operation you would like to perform (add, subtract, multiply, divide) using the gray dropdown select box between the two fractions.
- Results will update automatically whenever you change any of the values in the calculator.
- A checkbox below the calculator allows you to select between reducing the fraction to the lowest common denominator equivalent (if checked) or not reducing it (if unchecked).

## How to Manually Calculate Fractions

### How to Add Fractions

- Find the lowest common denominator by multiplying each denominator by the other.
- Multiply each numerator by the same numbers the denominators were multiplied by.
- Add the numerators together.
- Reduce result to most simplified number.

### How to Subtract Fractions

- Find the lowest common denominator by multiplying each denominator by the other.
- Multiply each numerator by the same numbers the denominators were multiplied by.
- Add the second numerator from the first.
- Reduce result to most simplified number.

### How to Multiply Fractions

- Multiply the numbers across the top together.
- Multiply the numbers across the bottom together.
- Reduce result to most simplified number.

### How to Divide Fractions

- Turn the second fraction upside down to create the reciprocal number.
- Multiply the fractions together (just like in the multiplication section above.
- Reduce result to most simplified number.

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