# Fraction calculator

This calculator divides a fraction by an integer or a whole number. To divide a fraction by a whole number, we divide the denominator by the whole number. Then simplify the result to the lowest terms or a mixed number.

## The result:

### 1/2÷4 = 1/8 = 0.125

The spelled result in words is one eighth.### How do we solve fractions step by step?

- Divide: 1/2 : 4 = 1/2 · 1/4 = 1 · 1/2 · 4 = 1/8

Dividing two fractions is the same as multiplying the first fraction by the reciprocal value of the second fraction. The first sub-step is to find the reciprocal (reverse the numerator and denominator, reciprocal of 4/1 is 1/4) of the second fraction. Next, multiply the two numerators. Then, multiply the two denominators. In the following intermediate step, it cannot further simplify the fraction result by canceling.

In other words - one half divided by four is one eighth.

### Rules for expressions with fractions:

**Fractions**- use a forward slash to divide the numerator by the denominator, i.e., for five-hundredths, enter

**5/100**. If you use mixed numbers, leave a space between the whole and fraction parts.

**Mixed numerals**(mixed numbers or fractions) keep one space between the integer and

fraction and use a forward slash to input fractions i.e.,

**1 2/3**. An example of a negative mixed fraction:

**-5 1/2**.

Because slash is both sign for fraction line and division, use a colon (:) as the operator of division fractions i.e.,

**1/2 : 1/3**.

Decimals (decimal numbers) enter with a decimal point

**.**and they are automatically converted to fractions - i.e.

**1.45**.

### Math Symbols

Symbol | Symbol name | Symbol Meaning | Example |
---|---|---|---|

+ | plus sign | addition | 1/2 + 1/3 |

- | minus sign | subtraction | 1 1/2 - 2/3 |

* | asterisk | multiplication | 2/3 * 3/4 |

× | times sign | multiplication | 2/3 × 5/6 |

: | division sign | division | 1/2 : 3 |

/ | division slash | division | 1/3 / 5 |

: | colon | complex fraction | 1/2 : 1/3 |

^ | caret | exponentiation / power | 1/4^3 |

() | parentheses | calculate expression inside first | -3/5 - (-1/4) |

#### 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

• reciprocal of a fraction: 1 : 3/4

• square of a fraction: 2/3^2

• cube of a fraction: 2/3^3

• exponentiation of a fraction: 1/2^4

• 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) : 4/22 - dividing the numerator and denominator of a fraction by the same non-zero number - equivalent fraction

• 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

**the 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.

**MDAS**- Multiplication and Division have the same precedence over Addition and Subtraction. The MDAS rule is the order of operations part of the PEMDAS rule.

Be careful; always do

**multiplication and division**before

**addition and subtraction**. Some operators (+ and -) and (* and /) have the same priority and must be evaluated from left to right.

## Fractions in word problems:

- Oranges

There are 50 oranges in a bag. If ten of these oranges are bad, what fraction of them are good? - The cat

The cat starts with 4/6 of a cup in his bowl. It eats 1/4 of a cup of food. How much food is left? - Improper to mixed number

Convert improper fraction to a mixed fraction. - I read

I read 24 pages of a book. Three-fifth part of the book is still left for reading. How many pages does the whole book have?

- A quarter 2

A quarter of the 72 sandwiches contain cheese. The rest contain ham. How many are ham sandwiches? - 19 boy

Nineteen boys in section 1 and 23 boys in section 2. If 2/6 of them are boy Scouts, how many boy scouts are them? - Three 210

Three friends share 4/5 of a pizza. What fraction of pizza does each person get? - Tiffany

Tiffany ate 1/4 of a pizza. If there were 16 slices of pizza, to begin with, how many slices did Tiffany eat? - Two fractions multiply

What is ⅔ × ⅚?

- Sipho

Sipho and John got the same amount of work, Sipho did 19/34 of his homework, and John did 23/41 of his homework. What percentage of his homework did John do, and what percentage of his homework did Sipho not do? - Marry

Marry had 1 1/2 dozen eggs in the refrigerator. She used 1/3 of the eggs. What part of the eggs was used? - 100/4700 66704

What is 1/8 of 100/4700? - Two fractions multiply

What is 4/5 when multiplied by 9/10? - Students

There are 15 boys in a class of 40 students. What fraction of the class are girls?

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