# Calculator expression with brackets

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.

### 1/3 * (1/2 - 3 3/8) = -23/24 ≅ -0.9583333

Spelled result in words is minus twenty-three twenty-fourths.### How do you solve fractions step by step?

- Conversion a mixed number 3 3/8 to a improper fraction: 3 3/8 = 3 3/8 = 3 · 8 + 3/8 = 24 + 3/8 = 27/8

To find new numerator:

a) Multiply the whole number 3 by the denominator 8. Whole number 3 equally 3 * 8/8 = 24/8

b) Add the answer from previous step 24 to the numerator 3. New numerator is 24 + 3 = 27

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 27) over the denominator 8.

Three and three eighths is twenty-seven eighths - Subtract: 1/2 - 27/8 = 1 · 4/2 · 4 - 27/8 = 4/8 - 27/8 = 4 - 27/8 = -23/8

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 the both denominators - LCM(2, 8) = 8. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 2 × 8 = 16. In the next intermediate step the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.

In words - one half minus twenty-seven eighths = minus twenty-three eighths. - Multiple: 1/3 * the result of step No. 2 = 1/3 * (-23/8) = 1 · (-23)/3 · 8 = -23/24

Multiply both numerators and denominators. Result fraction keep to lowest possible denominator GCD(-23, 24) = 1. In the next intermediate step the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.

In words - one third multiplied by minus twenty-three eighths = minus twenty-three twenty-fourths.

#### 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}

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.

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