# 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:

### 0.75 = 3/4

Spelled result in words is three quarters.

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

1. Conversion a decimal number to a fraction: 0.75 = 75/100 = 3/4

a) Write down the decimal 0.75 divided by 1: 0.75 = 0.75/1
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.)
0.75/1 = 7.5/10 = 75/100
Note: 75/100 is called a decimal fraction.

c) Simplify and reduce the fraction
75/100 = 3 * 25/4 * 25 = 3 * 25/4 * 25 = 3/4

#### 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:

• Kelly
Kelly and Dan are collecting clothes for a clothing drive. Dan collected 1/2 as many clothes as Kelly did. If Kelly collected 3 bags of clothes, how many bags of clothes did Dan collect?
• Paper clips
Mrs. Bright is organizing her office supplies. There are 5 open boxes of paper clips in her desk drawer. Each box has 1/2 of the paper clips remaining. How many boxes of paper clips are left?
• Samuel
Samuel has 1/3 of a bag of rice and Isabella has a 1/2 bag of rice. What fraction of are bag of rice do they have altogether?
• Obtuse angle
Which obtuse angle is creating clocks at 17:00?
• Unit rate
Find unit rate: 6,840 customers in 45 days
Janka and Marienka calculated that there are 210 gingerbreads on the gingerbread house. Janko ate one-seventh of all gingerbreads, and Marienka ate a third less than Janko. How many gingerbreads remained in the gingerbread house?
• Third of an hour
How many minutes is a third of an hour? Do you know to determine a third of the lesson hour (45min)?
• Grandmother and grandfather
Grandmother baked cakes. Grandfather ate half, then quarter of the rest ate Peter and Paul ate half of rest. For parents left 6 cakes. How many cakes maked the grandmother?
• Juan is
Juan is making cookies. He makes 2 batches on Monday and 4 batches on Tuesday. He uses 3/4 cup of flour in each batch. How much flour does juan use?
• Inquality
Solve inequality: 3x + 6 > 14
• School library
The school library contains 6300 books. With this constitutes 7% of professional books for teachers 18% interest books and encyclopedias for pupils and the rest of the fairy tales. How much are which books?
• A recipe
A recipe requires 3/4 cups of milk. Paula is making 1/2 of the recipe. How many cups will Paula use?
• Mrs Perry
Mrs Perry shares out 25 biscuits between Gemma and Zak in the ratio 1:4. How many biscuits has each?