# 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 * 3/5 = 3/10 = 0.3

Spelled result in words is three tenths.### How do you solve fractions step by step?

- Multiple: 1/2 * 3/5 = 1 · 3/2 · 5 = 3/10

Multiply both numerators and denominators. Result fraction keep to lowest possible denominator GCD(3, 10) = 1. In the next intermediate step, the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.

In words - one half multiplied by three fifths = three tenths.

#### 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? - A shopkeeper

A shopkeeper cuts a wheel of cheese into 10 equal wedges. A customer buys one-fifth of the wheel. How many wedges does the customer buy? Use the number line to help find the solution. - Tallest and shortest

Jenn is the tallest on the team. He is 1 1/2 times as tall as the shortest girl whom is 4 1/4 feet tall. How tall is Jebb? - Fitness center

Every Wednesday, Monica works out for 3/4 of an hour at the fitness center. Every Saturday, he goes to the fitness center again and exercises for 3 times as long. How much time does Wayne spend at the fitness center in all each week? - Lenth - meter

Find in centimeters, 3/10 of half meter. - 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 - Hotel 4

A 360 room hotel has 1/3 of its rooms occupied at present . How many rooms are empty? - Boats 2

Three quarters of the boats in the marina are white 4/7 of the remaining boats are blue, rest are red if there are 9 red boats. How many boats are in the marina? - Shirts

In a classroom, 1/6 of the students are wearing blue shirts and 2/3 are wearing white shirts. There are 36 students in the class. How many students are wearing a shirt other than blue or white? - The difference 2

The difference between the two numbers is 25. The smaller number is 1/6th of the larger number. What is the value of the smaller number? - Pumps

6 pump fills the tank for 3 and a half days. How long will fill the tank 7 equally powerful pumps? - 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 - Lengths of the pool

Miguel swam 6 lengths of the pool. Mat swam 3 times as far as Miguel. Lionel swam 1/3 as far as Miguel. How many lengths did Mat swim?

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