# 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:

### 14 2/3 ÷ 2 2/9 = 33/5 = 6 3/5 = 6.6

Spelled result in words is thirty-three fifths (or six and three fifths).### How do we solve fractions step by step?

- Conversion a mixed number 14 2/3 to a improper fraction: 14 2/3 = 14 2/3 = 14 · 3 + 2/3 = 42 + 2/3 = 44/3

To find a new numerator:

a) Multiply the whole number 14 by the denominator 3. Whole number 14 equally 14 * 3/3 = 42/3

b) Add the answer from the previous step 42 to the numerator 2. New numerator is 42 + 2 = 44

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 44) over the denominator 3.

Fourteen and two thirds is forty-four thirds. - Conversion a mixed number 2 2/9 to a improper fraction: 2 2/9 = 2 2/9 = 2 · 9 + 2/9 = 18 + 2/9 = 20/9

To find a new numerator:

a) Multiply the whole number 2 by the denominator 9. Whole number 2 equally 2 * 9/9 = 18/9

b) Add the answer from the previous step 18 to the numerator 2. New numerator is 18 + 2 = 20

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 20) over the denominator 9.

Two and two ninths is twenty ninths. - Divide: 44/3 : 20/9 = 44/3 · 9/20 = 44 · 9/3 · 20 = 396/60 = 12 · 33 /12 · 5 = 33/5

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 20/9 is 9/20) 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 12 gives 33/5.

In other words - forty-four thirds divided by twenty ninths is thirty-three 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) - 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

**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:

- Daniel

Daniel ate 4/5 of his pizza, and Shawn ate 5/6 of his pizza. Who ate more? - Which 14

Which set of rational numbers is arranged from least to greatest? A) -3.5, negative 1 over 4, 2, 1 over 3 B) -3.5, negative 1 over 4, 1 over 3, 2 C) 2, 1 over 3, negative 1 over 4, -3.5 D) negative 1 over 4, 1 over 3, 2, -3.5 - Rhea answered

Rhea answered 5/11 of the questions correctly, and Precious answered 7/11 of them correctly. Who got the higher score if each problem is worth the same amount? - Compare two fractions

Find which is the larger of the two fractions: 11/32, 7/24, by expressing the numbers as a) fractions with the same denominator, b) decimals. - Playing games

In a school, 9/10 of the students take part. 2/3 of these play football. What fraction of the students play football? - The cost 7

The cost of a pen is Rs. 20/3, and that of a pencil is 25/6. Which costs more and by how much? - Equivalent fractions

Are these two fractions -4/9 and 11/15 equivalent? - 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 - Sort fractions

Which of the following fractions is the largest? 29/36 5/6 7/9 3/4 - What number 2

What number is between 3 1/4 and 3 1/8? Write at least three numbers. - Place 2

Place the correct symbol, < or > between the twos numbers: 4/7? 5/6

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