# 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 2/3 - 4/5 = 13/15 ≅ 0.8666667

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

- Conversion a mixed number 1 2/3 to a improper fraction: 1 2/3 = 1 2/3 = 1 · 3 + 2/3 = 3 + 2/3 = 5/3

To find a 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 the previous step 3 to the numerator 2. New numerator is 3 + 2 = 5

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 5) over the denominator 3.

One and two thirds is five thirds. - Subtract: 5/3 - 4/5 = 5 · 5/3 · 5 - 4 · 3/5 · 3 = 25/15 - 12/15 = 25 - 12/15 = 13/15

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(3, 5) = 15. It is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 3 × 5 = 15. In the following intermediate step, it cannot further simplify the fraction result by canceling.

In other words - five thirds minus four fifths is thirteen fifteenths.

### 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:

- Closer to one

Here are two sums: A=1/2 + 1/3 and B=1/5 + 1/3. Which of the two sums is closer in value to 1? You must show your work and state clearly whether the answer is A or B. - Dive Attempt

Dive Attempt ; Fraction of the distance to the pool bottom Dive 1; 1/4 Dive 2; 2/3 Dive 3; 5/6 Tony's second dive was deeper than his first dive by what fraction of the pool? - Negative fractions

I am a number that is equal to -3/4 subtracted from the sum of 3/5 and -1/3. What number am I? - Ahsan

Ahsan has a large pizza. He gives 1/3 to his sister and 1/4 to his mother. What fraction of the pizza does Ahsan have left?

- Tourists 82400

On the first day, tourists covered 3/14 of the planned route, on the second day 1/3 of the route, and on the third day 8/21 of the route. On which day did they walk the longest part of the route (1,2,3)? - Mrs. Rivera

Mrs. Rivera bought 9 and 3/4 m of curtain cloth. She used 5 m to make a curtain for the office window. How many meters of cloth were not used? Simplify your answer. - Canada landscape

About ½ of Canada is covered in forest, and 1/12 is covered in freshwater. What fraction of Canada is not covered in either forest or freshwater? Hint - add first and then subtract from the total.

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Last Modified: August 1, 2024