# 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:

### 1/5 / 2 = 1/10 = 0.1

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

- Divide: 1/5 : 2 = 1/5 · 1/2 = 1 · 1/5 · 2 = 1/10

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 2/1 is 1/2) 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 fifth divided by two is one tenth.

#### 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:

- Paola

Paola has 3/4 of a candy bar. He wants to give 1/8 of the candy bar to each of his friends. How many friends can have 1/8 of the candy bar? - Three 210

Three friends share 4/5 of a pizza. What fraction of pizza does each person get? - Divide 13

Divide. Simplify your answer and write it as an improper fraction or whole number. 14÷8/3 - Larry 2

Larry spends half of his workday teaching piano lessons. He sees six students and gives the same amount of time to each. What fraction of his workday is spent with each student? - The bread

There are 12 slices of bread, and each person gets 3/4 of a slice of bread. How many people get bread? - A reciprocal

What is the reciprocal for 4/3? ("RECIPROCAL" is the math word for when we FLIP a fraction...Example: the reciprocal of 3/4 is 4/3.) - What is 16

What is the quotient of 11 over 12 divided by one-third? - One fourth

One-fourth of an apple pie is left for two family members to share equally. What fraction of the original pie will each member get? - Julian 2

Julian and two of his friends will share 1/4 of a pizza. How much will each person get? - How many 24

How many are 1/4 cup servings of raisins in 5/8 cup of raisins? - A lawn

Sean and his sister, Betty, equally mowed 8/9th of the total area of a lawn. What fraction of the total area did each of them mow? - Fraction 77774

Express the value of the fraction 25/12 as a decimal number. - Why is

Why is three divided by one-fifth different from one-fifth divided by three? - Four people

Four people want waffles for breakfast. There are six waffles left. How can six waffles be shared equally among four people? How much does each person get? Draw a picture and write a division expression to model the problem. - Divide 6677

How do we call one part when we divide the whole into 5 (6,7,8,9,10) equal parts?

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