# 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 - 1/6 = 1/3 ≅ 0.3333333

Spelled result in words is one third.### How do you solve fractions step by step?

- Subtract: 1/2 - 1/6 = 1 · 3/2 · 3 - 1/6 = 3/6 - 1/6 = 3 - 1/6 = 2/6 = 2 · 1/2 · 3 = 1/3

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, 6) = 6. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 2 × 6 = 12. In the next intermediate step, , cancel by a common factor of 2 gives 1/3.

In words - one half minus one sixth = one third.

#### 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:

• adding fractions: 2/4 + 3/4• 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:

- Fraction and a decimal

Write as a fraction and a decimal. One and two plus three and five hundredths - Integer add to fraction

7 is added to the sum of 4/5 and 6/7 - Teacher

Teacher Rem bought 360 pieces of cupcakes for the outreach program of their school. 5/9 of the cupcakes were chocolate flavor and 1/4 wete pandan flavor and the rest were a vanilla flavor. How much more pandan flavor cupcakes than vanilla flavor? - 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? - One third

If 3/5 is 360, how much is 1/3? - The recipe

The recipe they are following requires 7/8 cups of milk, Tom already put 3/8 cups of milk. How much milk should Lea add to follow the recipe? - Multiplying fractions

What is 1/3 of 5? - Equation 20

In given equation: 8/9-4/5=2/9+x, find x - Pears

There were pears in the basket, I took two-fifths of them, and left six in the basket. How many pears did I take? - Paper clips

Mrs. Bright is organizing her office supplies. There are 5 open boxes of paper clips in her desk drawer. Each box has 1/2 of the paper clips remaining. How many boxes of paper clips are left? - King

King had four sons. First inherit 1/2, second 1/4, third 1/5 of property. What part of the property was left to the last of the brothers? - Product of two fractions

Product of two fractions is 9 3/5 . If one of the fraction is 9 3/7. Find the other fraction. - Tank of fuel

A 14.5-gallon tank of fuel is 3/4 full. How many more gallons will it take to fill up the tank?

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