# Fraction calculator

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

## Result:

### - 3/8 * -4/9 = 1/6 ≅ 0.1666667

Spelled result in words is one sixth.### How do you solve fractions step by step?

- Unary minus: -3/8 = -3/8
- Multiple: the result of step No. 1 * (-4) = -3/8 * (-4) = -3 · (-4)/8 · 1 = 12/8 = 3 · 4/2 · 4 = 3/2

Multiply both numerators and denominators. Result fraction keep to lowest possible denominator GCD(12, 8) = 4. In the following intermediate step, cancel by a common factor of 4 gives 3/2.

In other words - minus three eighths multiplied by minus four = three halfs. - Divide: the result of step No. 2 : 9 = 3/2 : 9 = 3/2 · 1/9 = 3 · 1/2 · 9 = 3/18 = 3 · 1 /3 · 6 = 1/6

Dividing two fractions is the same as multiplying the first fraction by the reciprocal value of the second fraction. The first sub-step is to find the reciprocal (reverse the numerator and denominator, reciprocal of 9/1 is 1/9) of the second fraction. Next, multiply the two numerators. Then, multiply the two denominators. In the following intermediate step, cancel by a common factor of 3 gives 1/6.

In other words - three halfs divided by nine = one sixth.

#### Rules for expressions with fractions:

**Fractions**- use a forward slash to divide the numerator by the denominator, i.e., for five-hundredths, enter

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

**Mixed numerals**(mixed fractions or mixed numbers) Keep one space between the integer and

fraction and use a forward slash to input fractions i.e.,

**1 2/3**. An example of a negative mixed fraction:

**-5 1/2**.

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

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

Decimals (decimal numbers) enter with a decimal point

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

**1.45**.

### Math Symbols

Symbol | Symbol name | Symbol Meaning | Example |
---|---|---|---|

+ | plus sign | addition | 1/2 + 1/3 |

- | minus sign | subtraction | 1 1/2 - 2/3 |

* | asterisk | multiplication | 2/3 * 3/4 |

× | times sign | multiplication | 2/3 × 5/6 |

: | division sign | division | 1/2 : 3 |

/ | division slash | division | 1/3 / 5 |

: | colon | complex fraction | 1/2 : 1/3 |

^ | caret | exponentiation / power | 1/4^3 |

() | parentheses | calculate expression inside first | -3/5 - (-1/4) |

#### 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

**the 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.

**MDAS**- Multiplication and Division have the same precedence over Addition and Subtraction. The MDAS rule is the order of operations part of the PEMDAS rule.

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.

## Fractions in word problems:

- Package

The package was 23 meters of textile. The first day sold 12.3 meters. How many meters of textile remained in the package? - Peter's calculation

Peter wrote the following: 7 1/4 - 3 3/4 = 4 2/4 = 4 1/2 . Is Peter’s calculation correct? Using words (math vocabulary) and numbers explain why he is correct or incorrect. - The entity

What is the difference between seven tenths of an entity and seven fifteenths of the same entity? Please solve it for me. - Shopper

Eva spent 1/4 in one store and 1/3 in another. What fraction is left? - Evaluate - lowest terms

Evaluate: 16/25 - 11/25 (Express answer as a fraction reduced to lowest terms. ) - Difference of two fractions

What is the difference between 1/2 and 1/6? (Write the answer as a fraction in lowest terms. ) - Bucket

Kim and Joey share a 30-ounce bucket of clay. By the end of the week, Kim has used 3/10 of the bucket, and Joey has used 3/5 of the bucket of clay. How many ounces are left in the bucket? - Sadie

Sadie practiced her spelling words for 3/4 of an hour, and Max practiced his spelling words for 5/12 of an hour. In the simplest form, how much longer did Sadie practice than Max? - Cherries 2

If a farmer reaped 636 cherries and he sold one third to a shop keeper, how many did he retain? - From a

From a 1 meter ribbon, Ericka cut 2/4 meter for her hat and another 1/4 meter for her bag. How long was the remaining piece? - Difference between fractions

What is the difference when you take away 1/6 from 2/8?

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