# Fraction calculator

This fraction calculator performs all fraction operations - addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and evaluates expressions with fractions. It also shows detailed step-by-step informations.

## The result:

### 1 1/2 - 2/3 = 5/6 ≅ 0.8333333

The spelled result in words is five sixths.### How do we solve fractions step by step?

- Conversion a mixed number 1 1/2 to a improper fraction: 1 1/2 = 1 1/2 = 1 · 2 + 1/2 = 2 + 1/2 = 3/2

To find a new numerator:

a) Multiply the whole number 1 by the denominator 2. Whole number 1 equally 1 * 2/2 = 2/2

b) Add the answer from the previous step 2 to the numerator 1. New numerator is 2 + 1 = 3

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 3) over the denominator 2.

One and one half is three halfs. - Subtract: 3/2 - 2/3 = 3 · 3/2 · 3 - 2 · 2/3 · 2 = 9/6 - 4/6 = 9 - 4/6 = 5/6

It is suitable to adjust both fractions to a common (equal, identical) denominator for adding, subtracting, and comparing fractions. The common denominator you can calculate as the least common multiple of both denominators - LCM(2, 3) = 6. It is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 2 × 3 = 6. In the following intermediate step, it cannot further simplify the fraction result by canceling.

In other words - three halfs minus two thirds is five sixths.

### 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

• square root of a fraction: sqrt(1/16)

• 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:

- Subtract and compare

1-5/8 is the same as 11/8, true or false? - Fraction multiplication

Solve six times three-sixths equals blank. Leave your answer as an improper fraction. thirty-six thirds eighteen-sixths eighteen-sixteenths three thirty-sixths - Which 15

Which is larger, 1 2/7 or 10/4? - A student 4

A student knows that ¾ x 4 is the same as 4 x ¾ The student assumes that 4 ÷ ¾ is the same as ¾ ÷ 4 Is the student correct?

- What number 2

What number is between 3 1/4 and 3 1/8? Write at least three numbers. - The numerator

The numerator of the fraction is 5 more than its denominator. If 4 is added to the numerator and denominator, the fraction obtained is 6/5. What is that fraction? - Which 14

Which values of a, b, and c represent the answer in simplest form? 7/9 divided by 4/9 = a StartFraction b Over c EndFraction a = 1, b = 4, c = 3 a = 1, b = 3, c = 4 a = 1, b = 63, c = 36 a = 1, b = 36, c = 63

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Last Modified: July 13, 2024