# 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:

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

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

### How do you 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 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 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 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 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 next intermediate step, the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.
In words - eleven sevenths multiplied by thirteen fifths = one hundred forty-three thirty-fifths.

#### 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:

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.

## Fractions in word problems:

• Sayavong
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• Ten fractions
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• A small
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• Comparing and sorting
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• Sandy
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• Compare
Compare fractions (34)/(3) and (12)/(4). Which fraction of the lower?
• How many
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• Paper collecting
At the paper collecting contest gathered Franta 2/9 ton, Karel 1/4 ton, and Patrick 19/36 tons of paper. Who has gathered the most and the least?
• Turtles 2
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• Engineer Kažimír
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• Sort fractions
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• Arrange
Arrange the following in descending order: 0.32, 2on5, 27%, 1 on 3
• Leo hiked
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