# 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:

### 2/3 * 1/4 = 1/6 ≅ 0.1666667

Spelled result in words is one sixth.### How do you solve fractions step by step?

- Multiple: 2/3 * 1/4 = 2 · 1/3 · 4 = 2/12 = 1 · 2/6 · 2 = 1/6

Multiply both numerators and denominators. Result fraction keep to lowest possible denominator GCD(2, 12) = 2. In the next intermediate step, , cancel by a common factor of 2 gives 1/6.

In words - two thirds multiplied by one quarter = one sixth.

#### Rules for expressions with fractions:

**Fractions**- use the 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 non-zero 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:

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Jenn is the tallest on the team. He is 1 1/2 times as tall as the shortest girl whom is 4 1/4 feet tall. How tall is Jebb? - Dice and coin

A number cube is rolled and a coin is tossed. The number cube and the coin are fair. What is the probability that the number rolled is greater than 2 and the coin toss is head? - Master and apprentice

Master painted the roof in 3 hours and apprentice for 4 hours. How many of roof they painted in hour and how many in three quarters of an hour? - Sewing

Beth's mother can sew 235 pairs of short pants in 6 days while Lourdes can sew 187 pairs in 8 days. How many more pairs of short pants can Beth's mother sew? - Pumps

6 pump fills the tank for 3 and a half days. How long will fill the tank 7 equally powerful pumps? - Ricky

Ricky painted 3/5 of the side of the garage. When he repainted ½ of this part, what part of the side of the garage did he painted twice? - Coal mine

The monthly plan of 17,000 tons of coal exceeded the mine by 1/25. How many tonnes of coal have been harvested from the mine above plan? - The kennel

20 dogs. Ratio dogs to cats is 3:2 how many cats? - Alcohol risk

The 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey found that about 5 out of 12 high school students drank some alcohol in the 30 days preceding the survey. If a high school has 2400 students, how many would be expected to have used alcohol within a 30-day period? - Lin has

Lin has a cake pan that has a length of 8/3 inches, a width of 15/4 inches and a height of 3/2 inches. What is the volume of the cake pan? - Crimson Lynx

Captain Emily has a ship, the H. M. S Crimson Lynx. The ship is five furlongs from the dread pirate Umaima and her merciless band of thieves. If her ship hasn't already been hit, Captain Emily has probability 3/5 of hitting the pirate ship. If her ship ha - Cereals

Ari and Joey share a 30-ounce box of cereal. By the end of the week, Ari has eaten 3/10 of the box, and Joey has eaten 3/5 of the box of cereal. How many ounces are left in the box? - Water in body

Water in the human organism of all the compounds represented constitutes about 3/5 of the total weight. How many kilograms of water is in your body when you weigh 51 kg?

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