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 + 1/4 = 13/12 = 1 1/12 ≅ 1.0833333

Spelled result in words is thirteen twelfths (or one and one twelfth).

How do you solve fractions step by step?

1. Add: 1/2 + 1/3 = 1 · 3/2 · 3 + 1 · 2/3 · 2 = 3/6 + 2/6 = 3 + 2/6 = 5/6
For adding, subtracting, and comparing fractions, it is suitable to adjust both fractions to a common (equal, identical) denominator. The common denominator you can calculate as the least common multiple of both denominators - LCM(2, 3) = 6. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 2 × 3 = 6. In the next intermediate step, the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.
In words - one half plus one third = five sixths.
2. Add: the result of step No. 1 + 1/4 = 5/6 + 1/4 = 5 · 2/6 · 2 + 1 · 3/4 · 3 = 10/12 + 3/12 = 10 + 3/12 = 13/12
For adding, subtracting, and comparing fractions, it is suitable to adjust both fractions to a common (equal, identical) denominator. The common denominator you can calculate as the least common multiple of both denominators - LCM(6, 4) = 12. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 6 × 4 = 24. In the next intermediate step, the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.
In words - five sixths plus one quarter = thirteen twelfths.

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:

• Slices of pizza
Maria ate 1/4 of a pizza. If there were 20 slices of pizza, how many slices did Maria eat?
• Ms. Sheppard
Ms. Sheppard cuts ½ of a piece of construction paper. She uses ⅙ of the piece to make a flower. What fraction of the sheet of paper does she use to make the flower?
• Fraction eq
2/3x + 5/7 = 1/2x + 22/21
• Equation 25
Solve following simple equation: 3/4(x+5)=1/2(x+9)
• Sum of fractions
What is the sum of 2/3+3/5?
• 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)?
• Points
Gryffindor won 437 points. How many points obtained by each of the faculties if they were split at a ratio of 5: 7: 3: 4?
• Dividends
The three friends divided the win by the invested money. Karlos got three-eighths, John 320 permille, and the rest got Martin. Who got the most and which the least?
• Division by zero
Fraction 5 by 2. if 3 is added to numerator and 2 is subtracted from the denominator then the new fraction is:
• The ketchup
If 3 1/4 of tomatoes are needed to make 1 bottle of ketchup. Find the number of tomatoes required to make 4 1/5 bottles