# 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:

### 1/3 / 1/4 = 4/3 = 1 1/3 ≅ 1.3333333

Spelled result in words is four thirds (or one and one third).### How do you solve fractions step by step?

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

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 1/4 is 4/1) of the second fraction. Next, multiply the two numerators. Then, multiply the two denominators. In the next intermediate step, the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.

In words - one third divided by one quarter = four thirds.

#### 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:

- Cutting wire

If you cut a 3 ½ ft length wire into pieces that are 2 inches long, how many pieces of wire will you have? - Imagine 2

Imagine that you are filling treat bags with jellybeans. You have 3 3/8 cups of jellybeans, and each treat bag will contain 1/4 cup of jellybeans. How many treat bags can you fill before you run out of jellybeans? Show your work (please). - Evaluate expression

Evaluate expression using BODMAS rule: 1 1/4+1 1/5÷3/5-5/8 - Unknown number

If I reduced the sum of the numbers 70 and the unknown number three times, I would get 100. what is the unknown number? - Metal rod

You have a metal rod that’s 51/64 inches long. The rod needs to be trimmed. You cut 1/64 inches from one end and 1/32 inches from the other end. Next, you cut the rod into 6 equal pieces. What will be the final length of each piece? - The cost 2

The cost of 5 apples is $3.45 and 5 oranges is $1.23. If Rachel buys one apple and one orange, then how much must she pay? - Fraction expression

Which expression is equivalent to : minus 9 minus left parenthesis minus 4 start fraction 1 divided by 3 end fraction right parenthesis - Jerry

Jerry has 3/4 of a pizza. He needs to share it with 6 friends. What fraction of the pizza will each friend get? Only write the fraction - A teacher

A teacher baked 5 dozen cookies for the 16 students in her class. If the teacher divided the cookies equally among her students, how many cookies did she give each student? - Find the 11

Find the quotient of 229.12 and 12.32 - Golf balls

Of the 28 golf balls, 1/7 are yellow. How many golf balls are yellow? Use the model to help you. Enter your answer in the box. - Summerjobs

The agency give summerjobs for 2352 students in 2018. The eighth was high-school students, the rest was undergraduates. How many undergraduates works via agency in 2018? - Simplest form 3

What fraction is 15 of 35 in simplest form?

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