# 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:

### 17 1/5 - 2 5/8 = 583/40 = 14 23/40 = 14.575

The spelled result in words is five hundred eighty-three fortieths (or fourteen and twenty-three fortieths).### How do we solve fractions step by step?

- Conversion a mixed number 17 1/5 to a improper fraction: 17 1/5 = 17 1/5 = 17 · 5 + 1/5 = 85 + 1/5 = 86/5

To find a new numerator:

a) Multiply the whole number 17 by the denominator 5. Whole number 17 equally 17 * 5/5 = 85/5

b) Add the answer from the previous step 85 to the numerator 1. New numerator is 85 + 1 = 86

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 86) over the denominator 5.

Seventeen and one fifth is eighty-six fifths. - Conversion a mixed number 2 5/8 to a improper fraction: 2 5/8 = 2 5/8 = 2 · 8 + 5/8 = 16 + 5/8 = 21/8

To find a new numerator:

a) Multiply the whole number 2 by the denominator 8. Whole number 2 equally 2 * 8/8 = 16/8

b) Add the answer from the previous step 16 to the numerator 5. New numerator is 16 + 5 = 21

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 21) over the denominator 8.

Two and five eighths is twenty-one eighths. - Subtract: 86/5 - 21/8 = 86 · 8/5 · 8 - 21 · 5/8 · 5 = 688/40 - 105/40 = 688 - 105/40 = 583/40

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, 8) = 40. It is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 5 × 8 = 40. In the following intermediate step, it cannot further simplify the fraction result by canceling.

In other words - eighty-six fifths minus twenty-one eighths is five hundred eighty-three fortieths.

### 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:

- The entity

What is the difference between seven-tenths of an entity and seven-fifteenths of the same entity? Please solve it for me. - 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? - Javelin

Danilo threw his javelin over a distance of 10 5/16 meters. Mark threw his javelin over a distance of 7 7/8 meters. How much farther did one javelin travel than the other? - Blank number

5/2 + blank =1/3 What is the blank number?

- Wednesday 67114

Emil and Erika are playing a board game. a) on Monday, they started playing at 17:36 and played for 45 minutes. What time was it when they finished? b) on Tuesday, they played from 4:47 p.m. Until half past six. How many minutes did they play? c) they pla - A rope

From a rope of length 18 3/4 m, two smaller pieces of lengths 5 m and 7 1/2 m are cut out. Find the length of the remaining piece of rope. - The mall

Pia spent 1 9/12 hours in her grandparents' house. This time was 8/12 of an hour more than the time she spent at the mall. How much time did she spend at the mall?

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Last Modified: October 9, 2024