# 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 - 2/5 = 1/10 = 0.1

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

- Subtract: 1/2 - 2/5 = 1 · 5/2 · 5 - 2 · 2/5 · 2 = 5/10 - 4/10 = 5 - 4/10 = 1/10

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, 5) = 10. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 2 × 5 = 10. In the next intermediate step, the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.

In words - one half minus two fifths = one tenth.

#### 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:

- Cakes

On the bowl were a few cakes. Jane ate one-third of them, and Dana ate a quarter of those cakes that remained. a) What part (of the original number of cakes) Dana ate? b) At least how many cakes could be (initially) on the bowl? - Unknown number

I think the number - its sixth is 3 smaller than its third. - Missing number

Blank +1/6 =3/2 find the missing number - Cleaning windows

Cleaning company has to wash all the windows of the school. The first day washes one-sixth of the windows of the school, the next day three more windows than the first day and the remaining 18 windows washes on the third day. Calculate how many windows ha - Discount sale

At Christmas Sale after a 20% discount, the cosmetic package was priced for 5 euros and 60 cents; later it went to 3 euros and 80 cents. How much percentage is the total discount? - Brick

Isosceles scale has on one side all brick and second weight 1 kg and 1/4 of brick. The balance is in equilibrium. What is the weight of a brick? - Sales tax

A sales tax on a Php 10,800 appliance is Php.1,620. What is the rate of sales tax? - Wood 11

Father has 12 1/5 meters long wood. Then I cut the wood into two pieces. One part is 7 3/5 meters long. Calculate the length of the other wood? - A man

A man spends 5/9 of his money on rent, and 5/16 of the remainder on electricity. If the final balance remaining is 550 find how much was spent on rent - Mini-survey

In the mini-survey of our class about the popularity of individual subjects, it turned out that 11.1% of pupils like mathematics, 18.5% are enjoying languages, 30.4% of pupils like physical education, and the remaining 12 pupils have several popular subje - The perimeter 2

The perimeter of the quadrilateral a = 1m b = 14/5m c = 2 3/10m d = 1 4/5m? - Boys to girls

The ratio of boys to girls at a party is 3:5. If six more boys arrived and four girls left the party, the ratio of boys to girls would be 5:6. How many people were at the party initially? - Average speed

When the bus stops at a bus stop driving average speed is 45 km/h. If it did not stop, it would drive at a speed of 54 km/h. How many minutes of every hour does it spend at stops?

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