We’ve decided to test a new adding fractions calculator from Wolfram Alpha that will allow you to add up to 5 fractions including proper fractions, improper fractions, mixed numbers and whole numbers.

One of the great things about this calculator is that it has a step-by-step feature that shows how the problem is worked out! If you need a little refresher on these steps, check out our pages on Adding Fractions With The Same Denominator and Adding Fractions With Different Denominators.

### Steps to adding fractions with different denominators

1. Build each fraction so that both denominators are equal. Remember, when adding fractions with different denominators, the denominators must be equal. So we must complete this step first.
2. Re-write each equivalent fraction using this new denominator
3. Now you can add the numerators, and keep the denominator of the equivalent fractions.
4. Re-write your answer as a simplified or reduced fraction, if needed.

## Instructions

Solve fraction addition problems, including improper fractions, mixed numbers, negative numbers and whole numbers.
All answers are given in the reduced form.

1. Enter each fraction in the fields provided (formatted like 1/3, 2 7/8, or -7/5)
2. If adding less than five fractions, place a “0” in the empty boxes
3. Click the Submit button button to see the result
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