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:

14/7 * 23/5 = 143/35 = 4 3/35 ≅ 4.0857143

The spelled result in words is one hundred forty-three thirty-fifths (or four and three thirty-fifths).

How do we solve fractions step by step?

1. Conversion a mixed number 1 4/7 to a improper fraction: 1 4/7 = 1 4/7 = 1 · 7 + 4/7 = 7 + 4/7 = 11/7

To find a new numerator:
a) Multiply the whole number 1 by the denominator 7. Whole number 1 equally 1 * 7/7 = 7/7
b) Add the answer from the previous step 7 to the numerator 4. New numerator is 7 + 4 = 11
c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 11) over the denominator 7.

One and four sevenths is eleven sevenths.
2. Conversion a mixed number 2 3/5 to a improper fraction: 2 3/5 = 2 3/5 = 2 · 5 + 3/5 = 10 + 3/5 = 13/5

To find a new numerator:
a) Multiply the whole number 2 by the denominator 5. Whole number 2 equally 2 * 5/5 = 10/5
b) Add the answer from the previous step 10 to the numerator 3. New numerator is 10 + 3 = 13
c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 13) over the denominator 5.

Two and three fifths is thirteen fifths.
3. Multiple: 11/7 * 13/5 = 11 · 13/7 · 5 = 143/35
Multiply both numerators and denominators. Result fraction keep to lowest possible denominator GCD(143, 35) = 1. In the following intermediate step, it cannot further simplify the fraction result by canceling.
In other words - eleven sevenths multiplied by thirteen fifths is one hundred forty-three thirty-fifths.

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

SymbolSymbol nameSymbol MeaningExample
-minus signsubtraction 1 1/2 - 2/3
*asteriskmultiplication 2/3 * 3/4
×times signmultiplication 2/3 × 5/6
:division signdivision 1/2 : 3
/division slashdivision 1/3 / 5
:coloncomplex fraction 1/2 : 1/3
^caretexponentiation / power 1/4^3
()parenthesescalculate expression inside first-3/5 - (-1/4)

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.