# 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:

### 0.3 = 3/10

Spelled result in words is three tenths.

### How do you solve fractions step by step?

1. Conversion a decimal number to a fraction: 0.3 = 3/10 = 3/10

a) Write down the decimal 0.3 divided by 1: 0.3 = 0.3/1
b) Multiply both top and bottom by 10 for every number after the decimal point. (For example, if there are two numbers after the decimal point, then use 100, if there are three then use 1000, etc.)
0.3/1 = 3/10
Note: 3/10 is called a decimal fraction.

c) Simplify and reduce the fraction
3/10 = 3 * 1/10 * 1 = 3 * 1/10 * 1

#### Rules for expressions with fractions:

Fractions - use the 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 non-zero 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:

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.

## Fractions in word problems:

• Pears
There were pears in the basket, I took two-fifths of them, and left six in the basket. How many pears did I take?
• The tap
For one day flows 148 l of water out of the tap. How much water will flow out for 3/4 day?
• UN 1
If we add to an unknown number his quarter, we get 210. Identify unknown number.
Shade the area on the grid that shows 5/8 x 2/4
• Fruits
Amy bought a basket of fruits 1/5 of them were apples,1/4 were oranges, and the rest were 33 bananas. How many fruits did she buy in all?
• Trees
3/5 trees are apples, cherries are 1/3. 5 trees are pear. How many is the total number of trees?
• Number
I think the number. If I add to its third seven I get same as when to its quarter add 8. Which is the number?
• Expressions
Let k represent an unknown number, express the following expressions: 1. The sum of the number n and two 2. The quotient of the numbers n and nine 3. Twice the number n 4. The difference between nine and the number n 5. Nine less than the number n
• Vehicle tank
A vehicle tank was 3/5 full of petrol. When 21 liters of fuel was added it was 5/6 full. How many liters of petrol can the tank hold?
• Red diplomas
The numbers of students with honors in 2013 and 2014 are in ratio 40:49. How big is the year-on-year percentage increase?
• Calories 2
Ben eats approximately 2400 calories per day. His wife Sarah eats 5/8 as much. How many calories does Sarah eat per day?
• The cube
The cube has an edge of 12 dm. The second cube has an edge exactly 20% longer. How many % is more water in the second cube than in the first cube, if the first cube is full to 3/4 and the second to 3/8?
• Excavation
Excavation for the base of the cottage has dimensions 4.5 m x 3.24 m x 60 cm. The excavated soil will increase its volume by one-quarter. Calculate the volume of excavated soil.