# Fraction calculator

This fractions 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 3/8 ÷ 2 3/4 = 9/2 = 4 1/2 = 4.5

The spelled result in words is nine halfs (or four and one half).### How do we solve fractions step by step?

- Conversion a mixed number 12 3/8 to a improper fraction: 12 3/8 = 12 3/8 = 12 · 8 + 3/8 = 96 + 3/8 = 99/8

To find a new numerator:

a) Multiply the whole number 12 by the denominator 8. Whole number 12 equally 12 * 8/8 = 96/8

b) Add the answer from the previous step 96 to the numerator 3. New numerator is 96 + 3 = 99

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 99) over the denominator 8.

Twelve and three eighths is ninety-nine eighths. - Conversion a mixed number 2 3/4 to a improper fraction: 2 3/4 = 2 3/4 = 2 · 4 + 3/4 = 8 + 3/4 = 11/4

To find a new numerator:

a) Multiply the whole number 2 by the denominator 4. Whole number 2 equally 2 * 4/4 = 8/4

b) Add the answer from the previous step 8 to the numerator 3. New numerator is 8 + 3 = 11

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 11) over the denominator 4.

Two and three quarters is eleven quarters. - Divide: 99/8 : 11/4 = 99/8 · 4/11 = 99 · 4/8 · 11 = 396/88 = 44 · 9 /44 · 2 = 9/2

Dividing two fractions is the same as multiplying the first fraction by the reciprocal value of the second fraction. The first sub-step is to find the reciprocal (reverse the numerator and denominator, reciprocal of 11/4 is 4/11) of the second fraction. Next, multiply the two numerators. Then, multiply the two denominators. In the following intermediate step, cancel by a common factor of 44 gives 9/2.

In other words - ninety-nine eighths divided by eleven quarters is nine halfs.

### 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:

- Pizza 16

Kevin ate 5/12 of his pizza. Which is a better estimate for the amount of pizza that he ate: A. about half of the pizza or B. almost all of the pizza? - Much 37741

How much is half the half the cube half? - Percentage and fractions

Determine the correct answer by reasoning and calculating mentally. Write 46% as a fraction. ... - Small and large bread

Kipton's aunt bakes a large loaf of bread and a small loaf of bread. She cuts each loaf into tenths and gives Kipton 2 tenths of each loaf to take home. Kipton writes the equation 2/10 + 2/10 = 4/10 to show the amount of bread he takes home. Explain Kipto

- Three-eighths 79384

How much is two-sevenths of 420 less than three-eighths of 960? - Aquarium 7098

The zoo has an aquarium with a length of 2.5 m, a width of 1.5 m, and a depth of 2 m. The water reaches 3/4 of the height of the aquarium. Can we put a 2 m³ stone in the aquarium without the water spilling out of the aquarium? (1=Yes, 0=No) - Calculate 2

Calculate the largest angle of the triangle whose sides are 5.2cm, 3.6cm, and 2.1cm

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Last Modified: September 8, 2024