# Fraction calculator

This fraction calculator performs basic and advanced fraction operations, expressions with fractions combined with integers, decimals, and mixed numbers. It also shows detailed step-by-step information about the fraction calculation procedure. The calculator helps in finding value from multiple fractions operations. Solve problems with two, three, or more fractions and numbers in one expression.

## The result:

### 1 - 3/5 = 2/5 = 0.4

Spelled result in words is two fifths.### How do we solve fractions step by step?

- Subtract: 1 - 3/5 = 1/1 - 3/5 = 1 · 5/1 · 5 - 3/5 = 5/5 - 3/5 = 5 - 3/5 = 2/5

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(1, 5) = 5. It is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 1 × 5 = 5. In the following intermediate step, it cannot further simplify the fraction result by canceling.

In other words - one minus three fifths is two 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

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

• multiplying a fraction by a whole number: 6 * 3/4

• square root of a fraction: sqrt(1/16)

• reducing or simplifying the fraction (simplification) : 4/22 - dividing the numerator and denominator of a fraction by the same non-zero number - equivalent fraction

• 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 evaluate from left to right.

## Fractions in word problems:

- Oranges

There are 50 oranges in a bag. If ten of these oranges are bad, what fraction of them are good? - In the cafeteria

There are 18 students in Jacob's homeroom. Six students bring their lunch to school. The rest eat lunch in the cafeteria. In the simplest form, what fraction of students eat lunch in the cafeteria? - Andy gets

Andy gets five out of 15 questions wrong in his math test. What fraction of the question does andy answer correctly? - Brown or black

Max has 13 pairs of socks. From this, six pairs are blue, three pairs are brown, two are black, and two are white. What fraction of Max's socks are either brown or black? - Reduce 9

Reduce the fraction 16/24 to the lowest terms. - Samantha

Samantha took 72 pictures on her beach vacation. 3/4 of those pictures are on the beach. How many pictures from her vacation are on the beach? - A class IV.A

In a class, there are 15 girls and 30 boys. What fraction of the class represents the boys? - The parsley

Milka's grandmother planted 12 rows of vegetables. 1/6 of the rows are carrots. The rest is parsley. How many rows are planted with parsley? - Fraction to decimal

Write the fraction 3/22 as a decimal. - A company

A company has 860 employees, of which 500 are female. Write a fraction to represent the female employees in the company. - Evaluate expression

Calculate the value of the expression z/3 - 2 z/9 + 1/6, for z = 2 - Someone

Someone ate 1/10 of a cake, leaving only 9/10. If you eat 2/3 of the cake left, how much of a whole cake will you have eaten? - Out 550,000.00

Out of 550,000.00, an amount of 325,000.00 was used. What fraction of the total amount was used? - Lowest terms 2

We can write the expression 4/12 in its lowest term as 1/3. What is 3/15 expressed in its lowest term? - Dea makes

Dea makes 18 out of 27 shots in a basketball game. Which decimal represents the fraction of shots Dea makes?

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