# 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 - 1/4 = 3/4 = 0.75

Spelled result in words is three quarters.### How do you solve fractions step by step?

- Subtract: 1 - 1/4 = 1/1 - 1/4 = 1 · 4/1 · 4 - 1/4 = 4/4 - 1/4 = 4 - 1/4 = 3/4

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(1, 4) = 4. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 1 × 4 = 4. In the next intermediate step, the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.

In words - one minus one quarter = three quarters.

#### 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.

## Fractions in word problems:

- Homework

In the crate are 18 plums, 27 apricot and 36 nuts. How many pieces of fruit left in the crate when Peter took 8 ninth: 1. nuts 2. apricots 3. fruit 4. drupe - Unit rate

Find unit rate: 6,840 customers in 45 days - Tallest and shortest

Jenn is the tallest on the team. He is 1 1/2 times as tall as the shortest girl whom is 4 1/4 feet tall. How tall is Jebb? - Inquality

Solve inequality: 3x + 6 > 14 - Copper parts

From copper cast were made 3 parts. At first consumed one third of casting, the second 2/3 of rest and the third weighed 18 kg. What is the weight of original copper cast? - The farmer

The farmer had 140 sheep. For the next year, she decided to change the number of sheep in ratio 10: 7. How many sheep will he have then? - Class 8.A

Three quarters of class 8.A went skiing. Of those who remained at home one third was ill and the remaining six were on math olympic. How many students have class 8.A? - Warehouses

To four warehouses is going cement in 25 kg bags. To first one third, to second quarter of the total. The third store got two thirds of the rest, and the last 310 tons came to fourth. How many cement is in all warehouses and how much got every one? - Divide

Divide area of rectangles with dimensions 32m and 10m by the ratio 7: 9. What area corresponds to a smaller section? - Cube, cuboid, and sphere

Volumes of a cube and a cuboid are in ratio 3: 2. Volumes of sphere and cuboid are in ratio 1: 3. At what rate are the volumes of cube, cuboid, and sphere? - Ratio of volumes

If the heights of two cylindrical drums are in the ratio 7:8 and their base radii are in the ratio 4:3. What is the ratio of their volumes? - MO Z9–I–2 - 2017

In the VODY trapezoid, VO is a longer base and the diagonal intersection K divides the VD line in a 3:2 ratio. The area of the KOV triangle is 13.5 cm^{2}. Find the area of the entire trapezoid. - Sea water

Seawater contains about 4.3% salt. How many dm^{3}of distilled water we must pour into 5 dm^{3}of sea water to get water with 1.8% salt?

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