# Fraction calculator

The calculator performs basic and advanced operations with fractions, expressions with fractions combined with integers, decimals, and mixed numbers. It also shows detailed step-by-step information about the fraction calculation procedure. Solve problems with two, three, or more fractions and numbers in one expression.

## Result:

### (7/8 - 4/5)^2 = 9/1600 = 0.005625

Spelled result in words is nine one-thousand six-hundredths.### How do you solve fractions step by step?

- Subtract: 7/8 - 4/5 = 7 · 5/8 · 5 - 4 · 8/5 · 8 = 35/40 - 32/40 = 35 - 32/40 = 3/40

For adding, subtracting, and comparing fractions, it is suitable to adjust both fractions to a common (equal, identical) denominator. The common denominator you can calculate as the least common multiple of both denominators - LCM(8, 5) = 40. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 8 × 5 = 40. In the following intermediate step, the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.

In other words - seven eighths minus four fifths = three fortieths. - Exponentiation: the result of step No. 1 ^ 2 = 3/40 ^ 2 = 3
^{2}/40^{2}= 9/1600

In other words - three fortieths raised to the power of squared = nine one-thousand six-hundredths.

#### Rules for expressions with fractions:

**Fractions**- simply use a forward slash between the numerator and denominator, i.e., for five-hundredths, enter

**5/100**. If you are using mixed numbers, be sure to leave a single space between the whole and fraction part.

The slash separates the numerator (number above a fraction line) and denominator (number below).

**Mixed numerals**(mixed fractions or mixed numbers) write as integer separated by one space and fraction i.e.,

**1 2/3**(having the same sign). An example of a negative mixed fraction:

**-5 1/2**.

Because slash is both signs for fraction line and division, we recommended use colon (:) as the operator of division fractions i.e.,

**1/2 : 3**.

Decimals (decimal numbers) enter with a decimal point

**.**and they are automatically converted to fractions - i.e.

**1.45**.

The colon

**:**and slash

**/**is the symbol of division. Can be used to divide mixed numbers

**1 2/3 : 4 3/8**or can be used for write complex fractions i.e.

**1/2 : 1/3**.

An asterisk

*****or

**×**is the symbol for multiplication.

Plus

**+**is addition, minus sign

**-**is subtraction and

**()[]**is mathematical parentheses.

The exponentiation/power symbol is

**^**- for example:

**(7/8-4/5)^2**= (7/8-4/5)

^{2}

#### Examples:

• adding fractions: 2/4 + 3/4• subtracting fractions: 2/3 - 1/2

• multiplying fractions: 7/8 * 3/9

• dividing Fractions: 1/2 : 3/4

• exponentiation of fraction: 3/5^3

• fractional exponents: 16 ^ 1/2

• adding fractions and mixed numbers: 8/5 + 6 2/7

• dividing integer and fraction: 5 ÷ 1/2

• complex fractions: 5/8 : 2 2/3

• decimal to fraction: 0.625

• Fraction to Decimal: 1/4

• Fraction to Percent: 1/8 %

• comparing fractions: 1/4 2/3

• multiplying a fraction by a whole number: 6 * 3/4

• square root of a fraction: sqrt(1/16)

• reducing or simplifying the fraction (simplification) - dividing the numerator and denominator of a fraction by the same non-zero number - equivalent fraction: 4/22

• expression with brackets: 1/3 * (1/2 - 3 3/8)

• compound fraction: 3/4 of 5/7

• fractions multiple: 2/3 of 3/5

• divide to find the quotient: 3/5 ÷ 2/3

The calculator follows well-known rules for

**order of operations**. The most common mnemonics for remembering this order of operations are:

**PEMDAS**- Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction.

**BEDMAS**- Brackets, Exponents, Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction

**BODMAS**- Brackets, Of or Order, Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction.

**GEMDAS**- Grouping Symbols - brackets (){}, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction.

Be careful, always do

**multiplication and division**before

**addition and subtraction**. Some operators (+ and -) and (* and /) has the same priority and then must evaluate from left to right.

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The area of the square garden is 3/4 of the area of the triangular garden with sides of 80 m, 50 m, 50 m. How many meters of the fence do we need to fence a square garden? - Quadrilateral

In the square ABCD point P is in the middle of the DC side and point Q in the middle pages AD. If the area of quadrilateral BQPC is 49 cm^{2}, what is the area of ABCD? - Simplest form

Find the simplest form of the following expression: 3 to the 2nd power - 1/4 to the 2nd power. - Garden

The rectangular garden has dimensions of 27 m and 30 m. Peter and Katka split it in a ratio of 4:5. How many square meters did Katkin measure part of the garden? - Two brothers

The two brothers were to be divided according to the will of land at an area of 1ha 86a 30m^{2}in a ratio of 5:4. How many will everyone get? - Alexandra

Alexandra made a rectangular quilt the measured 3 1/4. 2 3/4 feet in width. What is the area of the quilt in square feet? Write an equation to solve. - Floor

The floor area of the room is 31 m^{2}and has a width of 4.3 m. How many centimeters of circumference measured the floor on the map at the scale 1:75? - Cutting square

From a square with a side of 30 cm, we cut the circle with the highest possible diameter. How many percents of the square content is this circle? - Profit growth

The profit of a company increased by 25% during the year 1992, increased by 40% during the year 1993, decreased by 20% in 1994 and increased by 10% during the year 1995. Find the average growth in the profit level over the four years periods? - The tank

The tank is full up to 4/5 of the total height and contains 240 hl of water. The area of the base is 6 square meters. What is the height of the tank?

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