# 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 1/3 - 7/8 = 11/24 ≅ 0.4583333

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

- Conversion a mixed number 1 1/3 to a improper fraction: 1 1/3 = 1 1/3 = 1 · 3 + 1/3 = 3 + 1/3 = 4/3

To find new numerator:

a) Multiply the whole number 1 by the denominator 3. Whole number 1 equally 1 * 3/3 = 3/3

b) Add the answer from previous step 3 to the numerator 1. New numerator is 3 + 1 = 4

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 4) over the denominator 3.

One and one third is four thirds - Subtract: 4/3 - 7/8 = 4 · 8/3 · 8 - 7 · 3/8 · 3 = 32/24 - 21/24 = 32 - 21/24 = 11/24

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(3, 8) = 24. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 3 × 8 = 24. In the next intermediate step, the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.

In words - four thirds minus seven eighths = eleven 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}

#### 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.

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Rodney has a board that is 5/6 yards long. He cuts 1/5 yard off the board and uses the rest of the board to make a frame. How much of the board is used to make the frame? - Athletic race

In a race, the second-place finisher crossed the finish line 1 1/3 minutes after the first-place finisher. The third-place finisher was 1 3/4 minutes behind the second-place finisher. The third-place finisher took 34 2/3 minutes. How long did the first-pl - 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? - Square metal sheet

We cut out four squares of 300 mm side from a square sheet metal plate with a side of 0,7 m. Express the fraction and the percentage of waste from the square metal sheet. - Stock market 2

For the week of July 22, the following day to day changes in the stock market was recorded a certain stock: -2 on Monday; +4 Tuesday; -8 Wednesday; + 2 1/2 Thursday; - 3 1/4 Friday. The stock began the week at 78 points. How many points did it finish with - A 14.5-gallon

A 14.5-gallon gasoline tank is 3/4 full. How many gallons will it take to fill the tank? Write your answer as a mixed number. - Half of 2

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Cyka made 6 19/20 cups of punch punch at two different types of juice in it. If the punch had 4 1/5 cups of one type of juice how many cups of the other type of juice did it have? - Mr. Peter

Mr. Peter mowed 2/7 of his lawn. His son mowed 1/4 of it. Who mowed the most? How much of the lawn still need to be mowed? - Emily

Emily had 20 minutes to do a three-problem quiz. She spent 11 3/4 minutes on question A and 5 1/2 minutes on question B. How much time did she have left for question C?

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