# 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:

### 12 3/5 - 7 3/4 = 97/20 = 4 17/20 = 4.85

The spelled result in words is ninety-seven twentieths (or four and seventeen twentieths).### How do we solve fractions step by step?

- Conversion a mixed number 12 3/5 to a improper fraction: 12 3/5 = 12 3/5 = 12 · 5 + 3/5 = 60 + 3/5 = 63/5

To find a new numerator:

a) Multiply the whole number 12 by the denominator 5. Whole number 12 equally 12 * 5/5 = 60/5

b) Add the answer from the previous step 60 to the numerator 3. New numerator is 60 + 3 = 63

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 63) over the denominator 5.

Twelve and three fifths is sixty-three fifths. - Conversion a mixed number 7 3/4 to a improper fraction: 7 3/4 = 7 3/4 = 7 · 4 + 3/4 = 28 + 3/4 = 31/4

To find a new numerator:

a) Multiply the whole number 7 by the denominator 4. Whole number 7 equally 7 * 4/4 = 28/4

b) Add the answer from the previous step 28 to the numerator 3. New numerator is 28 + 3 = 31

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 31) over the denominator 4.

Seven and three quarters is thirty-one quarters. - Subtract: 63/5 - 31/4 = 63 · 4/5 · 4 - 31 · 5/4 · 5 = 252/20 - 155/20 = 252 - 155/20 = 97/20

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(5, 4) = 20. It is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 5 × 4 = 20. In the following intermediate step, it cannot further simplify the fraction result by canceling.

In other words - sixty-three fifths minus thirty-one quarters is ninety-seven twentieths.

### 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:

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

There are three cakes an ice cream cake, chocolate, and a sponge cake. We ate 3/4 of the ice cream cake. We cut the chocolate cake into twelve equal pieces, of which We ate nine. The sponge cake was divided into eight equal pieces, with only one remaining - Jojo ordered

Jojo ordered 36 cupcakes for the party. He ordered red velvet and vanilla cupcakes. ¾ of the cupcakes are vanilla. How many are red velvet?

- A pizza 3

A pizza shop charges $2.00 for a slice that is one-eighth of a pizza and $3.00 for a slice that is one-fourth of a pizza. One day the pizza shop makes six pizzas. How much more money will they make if they slice all the pizzas into eighths than if they sl - One-quarter 2484

Mom baked a bowl of cookies. The son took two-fifths of the cookies, the daughter one-quarter of the rest of the cookies. What part was left to the parents? - What is 23

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Last Modified: August 1, 2024