# 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:

### 126/10 + 55/10 = 181/10 = 18 1/10 = 18.1

Spelled result in words is one hundred eighty-one tenths (or eighteen and one tenth).

### How do you solve fractions step by step?

1. Conversion a mixed number 12 6/10 to a improper fraction: 12 6/10 = 12 6/10 = 12 · 10 + 6/10 = 120 + 6/10 = 126/10

To find a new numerator:
a) Multiply the whole number 12 by the denominator 10. Whole number 12 equally 12 * 10/10 = 120/10
b) Add the answer from previous step 120 to the numerator 6. New numerator is 120 + 6 = 126
c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 126) over the denominator 10.

Twelve and six tenths is one hundred twenty-six tenths
2. Conversion a mixed number 5 5/10 to a improper fraction: 5 5/10 = 5 5/10 = 5 · 10 + 5/10 = 50 + 5/10 = 55/10

To find a new numerator:
a) Multiply the whole number 5 by the denominator 10. Whole number 5 equally 5 * 10/10 = 50/10
b) Add the answer from previous step 50 to the numerator 5. New numerator is 50 + 5 = 55
c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 55) over the denominator 10.

Five and five tenths is fifty-five tenths
3. Add: 126/10 + 55/10 = 126 + 55/10 = 181/10
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(10, 10) = 10. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 10 × 10 = 100. In the following intermediate step, it cannot further simplify the fraction result by canceling.
In other words - one hundred twenty-six tenths plus fifty-five tenths = one hundred eighty-one tenths.

#### Rules for expressions with fractions:

Fractions - simply use a forward 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 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:

• A market
A market vendor was able to sell all the mangoes, papayas, and star apples.  1/5  of the fruits were mangoes,   2/3  of them were papayas and the rest were star apples.  How many parts of the fruits sold are star apples?
• Simplify 9
Simplify and express the result as a rational number in its simplest form 1/2+ 1/5+ 6.25+0.25
Skilled workshop master washes client car 1/5 hour, cleaned the client's car in 5/4 hour, and painted small defects on car 1 1/3 hour. How long did it take him to do all the necessary work tasks?
We need two tenths kg of a carrot, one tenth of peas and three tenths of of tomatoes to make salad. Express the fraction of the weight of the vegetables to be salad. Convert the result to grams.
• The pet
Ananya has a bunny. She bought 4 7/8 pounds of carrots. She fed her bunny 1 1/4 pounds of carrots the first week. She fed her bunny 5/6 pounds of carrots the second week. All together, how many pounds of carrots did she feed her bunny? 1. Draw a tape diag
• A 14.5-gallon
A 14.5-gallon gasoline tank is 3/4 full. How many gallons will it take to fill the tank? Write your answer as a mixed number.
• Evaluate 17
Evaluate 2x+6y when x=- 4/5 and y=1/3. Write your answer as a fraction or mixed number in simplest form.
• James 2
James collected 24 seashells on the seashore to be shared with his 2 friends. What fractional part of the seashells will each one get if it is distributed evenly? ​
• Birthday party
For her youngest son's birthday party, the mother bought 6 3/4 kg of hotdog and 5 1/3 dozens bread rolls. Hotdogs cost 160 per kilogram, and a dozen bread rolls cost 25. How much did she spend in all?