# 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 ÷ 6 = 1/12 ≅ 0.08333333

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

- Divide: 1/2 : 6 = 1/2 · 1/6 = 1 · 1/2 · 6 = 1/12

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 6/1 is 1/6) 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 six is one twelfth.

### 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:

- Fraction and a decimal

Write as a fraction and a decimal. One and two plus three and five hundredths - Jennifer

Jennifer has 10 pets. Two-fifths of the pets are cats, one-half are fish, and one-tenth are dogs. How many of each pet does she have? - Beth wants

Beth wants to give 1/4 pizza to each of her 6 friends. Which choice does not show the number of pizzas Beth needs? - A chocolate 2

A chocolate cake is cut into twelve equal pieces. Mr. Greedy eats five pieces at break time with his mug of tea. What fraction of the cake is left?

- Work out 2

Work out the sum of 2/6 and 1/6. Give your answer in its simplest form. - My whole

My whole number is 88 if you add 5 thousandths, 8 tenths, and 7 thousandths. What number will I be? - Soup 4

Cornell makes 11/12 of a gallon of soup. He eats equal portions of soup for 5 days, with no soup remaining after the 5th day. How many gallons of soup did Cornell eat each day? - 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? - Paul ate

Paul ate 2/8 of a cake and his brother 3/8. What fraction of the cake is left for the parents?

- Pencils

You have 36 pencil crayons. How many pencil crayons makeup 1/2 of the total? - Five brown

Five brown eye contracts, seven green pairs, and four blue pairs. What's the probability Gianna will randomly select a brown or green pair? - Convert 4

Convert 2 7/10 into an improper fraction. - Evaluate 27

Evaluate the expression shown below and write your answer as a fraction in the simplest form. (8)/(3)+ (11)/(12) - Learnes

There are 800 learners in a school 7/8 of the learners walk to school. How many learners walk in school?

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