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:

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 you solve fractions step by step?

  1. 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 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
  2. 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 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
  3. 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 = thirty-three fifths.

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:

adding fractions: 2/4 + 3/4
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:

  • Simplest form of a fraction
    Which one of the following fraction after reducing in simplest form is not equal to 3/2? a) 15/20 b) 12/8 c) 27/18 d) 6/4
  • Math test
    Brayden was solving some math problems for the math team. He answered 2 math problems. Matthew answered 3, John answered 1 reasoning. Matthew 1/2 times as many. Brayden said that 2/6. Is he correct? Why or why not? Be sure to explain your answer.
  • Mangoes trees
    Draw two sets of trees. The first tree has 2 branches and 8 mango fruits. The second tree has 3 branches and 12 mango fruits. Illustrate and express the ratio and proportion of the given statement.
  • Colored blocks
    Tucker and his classmates placed colored blocks on a scale during a science lab. The brown block weighed 8.94 pounds, and the red block weighed 1.87 pounds. How much more did the brown block weigh than the red block?
  • Troops
    The route is long 147 km and the first-day first regiment went at an average speed of 12 km/h and journey back 21 km/h. The second day went second regiment the same route at an average speed of 22 km/h there and back. Which regiment will take route longer
  • Paper collecting
    At the paper collecting contest gathered Franta 2/9 ton, Karel 1/4 ton, and Patrick 19/36 tons of paper. Who has gathered the most and the least?
  • Stones in aquarium
    In an aquarium with a length 2 m; width 1.5 m and a depth of 2.5 m is a water level up to three-quarters of the depth. Can we place stones with a volume of 2 m3 into the aquarium without water being poured out?
  • Luke
    Luke, Seth, and Anja have empty glasses. Mr. Gabel pours 3/6 cup of orange juice in Seth's glass. Then he pouts 1/6 cup of orange juice in Luke's glass and 2/6 cup of orange juice in Anja's glass. Who gets the MOST orange juice?
  • Meadow
    On the meadow grazing horses, cows, and sheep, together with less than 200. If cows were 45 times more, horses 60 times more, and sheep 35 times more than there are now, their numbers would equally. How many horses, cows, and sheep are on the meadow toget
  • Daniel
    Daniel ate 4/5 of his pizza and Shawn ate 5/6 of his pizza. Who ate more?
  • Equivalent fractions
    Are these two fractions equivalent -4/9 and 11/15?
  • Giraffes to monkeys
    The ratio of the number of giraffes to the number of monkeys in a zoo is 2 to 5. Which statement about the giraffes and monkeys could be true? A. For every 10 monkeys in the zoo, there are 4 giraffes. B. For every  giraffe in the zoo, there are 3 monkeys.
  • Sort fractions
    Which is larger 3/7, 3/8, 3/9, 3/6 =


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