This calculator will simplify proper and improper fractions into a reduced fraction or mixed number. To perform operations on fractions before you simplify them try our fractions calculator. This calculator will also simplify improper fractions into mixed numbers.
Simplifies fractions and returns an answer in a reduced fraction and a mixed number, if it exists. Some people refer to this as a round down to lowest denominator.
This script performs the reducing calculation faster than other scripts you might find. The primary reason is that it utilizes Euclid's Theorem for reducing fractions which can be found here http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/view/58134.html
An improper fraction is any fraction such that p/q > 1. This calculator also turns improper fractions into mixed numbers. For example, 5/2 = 2 1/2.