# 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:

### 1/2 * 1/3 = 1/6 ≅ 0.1666667

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

- Multiple: 1/2 * 1/3 = 1 · 1/2 · 3 = 1/6

Multiply both numerators and denominators. Result fraction keep to lowest possible denominator GCD(1, 6) = 1. In the next intermediate step, the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.

In words - one half multiplied by one third = one sixth.

#### 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:

• 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.

## Fractions in word problems:

- 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? - 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? - 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? - A recipe

A recipe requires 3/4 cups of milk. Paula is making 1/2 of the recipe. How many cups will Paula use? - A large 2

A large popcorn bag holds four times as much as a small popcorn bag at the end of the party 3 1/3 small bags and 2 1/4 large bags left. How many small bags with the leftover popcorn fill? - Area and perimeter 2

Find the area and the perimeter of a rectangle of length 45 1/2 cm and breadth 16 2/3 cm. - Write 3

Write a real world problem involving the multiplication of a fraction and a whole number with a product that is between 8 and 10 then solve the problem - The machine

The machine was in operation for 9 tenths (in a fraction) of eight hours of working time. How long has he been running? - Brownies

Mrs. Merritt made brownies, the recipe had to be cut in 1/2. The recipe called for 2 5/8 cups of sugar. How much sugar did she use? - Toilets

Federal law requires that all residential toilets sold in the United States use no more than 1 3/5 gallons of water per flush. Before this legislation, conventional toilets used 3 2/5 gallons of water per flush. Find the amount of water saved in one year - DIY press

Under socialism regime was in some socialist countries to own a typewriter requires special permission. That has hindered the spread of DIY literature (manually transcribed through carbon copy paper for typewriters). Calculate how many typewriters today c - A basket

A basket is full of 50 different kinds of fruits that has a ratio of 2:3:5. If the fruits are apple, mango, and guava, how many guavas are there? - Recipe ingredients

Monica’s cookie recipe calls for Three-fourths of a cup of flour. Her mother’s recipe calls for Two-thirds as much as Monica’s. How many cups of flour does her mother’s recipe require?

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