# 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 / 2/3 = 3/4 = 0.75

Spelled result in words is three quarters.### How do we solve fractions step by step?

- Divide: 1/2 : 2/3 = 1/2 · 3/2 = 1 · 3/2 · 2 = 3/4

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 2/3 is 3/2) 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 two thirds is three quarters.

#### 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) |

## Fractions in word problems:

- David 4

David made 4/3 of a quart of fruit juice. Each mug he has holds 1/3 of a quart. How many mugs will David be able to fill? - Divide fractions by half

Find the result of division by half: 3/4 : 1/2 =? - Larry 2

Larry spends half of his workday teaching piano lessons. He sees six students and gives the same amount of time to each. What fraction of his workday is spent with each student? - 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?

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