# Fraction calculator

This calculator divides fractions. The first step makes the reciprocal value of the second fraction - exchange numerator and denominator of 2nd fraction. Then multiply both numerators and place the result over the product of both denominators. Then simplify the result to the lowest terms or a mixed number.

## The result:

### 1/2 / 1/4 = 2/1 = 2

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

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

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 1/4 is 4/1) of the second fraction. Next, multiply the two numerators. Then, multiply the two denominators. In the following intermediate step, cancel by a common factor of 2 gives 2/1.

In other words - one half divided by one quarter is two.

### 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:

- Women

In a company of 1050 employees, are 2/3 women. How many women work in the company? - Tim and

Tim and Sufyaan share sweets in a ratio of 3:5. Tim gets 12 sweets. How many does Sufyaan get? - Division of money

Calculate how many euros Matthew, Miriam, Lucy, Michael, and Janka, when together, have 2,700 euros, and the amounts are at a ratio of 1:5:6:7:8. - Ace

We pulled out one card from complete sets of playing cards (32 cards). What is the probability of pulling the ace?

- Reminder and quotient

There are given numbers A = 135, B = 315. Find the smallest natural number R greater than one so that the proportions R:A, R:B are with the remainder 1. - Xero had

Xero had a piece of ribbon. He used 0.4 of it to tie 2 small boxes and 2 large boxes. The length of ribbon needed for a large box is 3 times the length of ribbon needed for a small box. Xero used 5/6 of the remaining ribbon to decorate the presents. a) Wh - Cyclist

A cyclist passes 64 km in 4 hours. How many kilometers did he pass in 7 hours? - Tape

Video is 153% more expensive than a tape recorder. How many percent tape recorder is less expensive than video? - Birthday party

You are having a birthday party and are inviting 6 friends. You have 9 cupcakes, and you are going to share the cupcakes fairly among you and your 6 friends. How many cupcakes each friend will receive?

- In dividing

In dividing fractions, get the reciprocal of the divisor and change the division symbol to the multiplication symbol. 2/3 : 5/6 - A quotient

What is the quotient of 3/10 divided by 2/4 as a fraction? - How many 29

How many 5/8s's are in 1? (To write a whole number and fraction: 2 3/4) - Quotient and division

What is the quotient of 2/9 and 1/8? - Fraction expression

Which expression is equivalent to : Minus 9 minus left parenthesis minus 4 start fraction 1 divided by 3 end fraction right parenthesis

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