# Fraction calculator

This calculator subtracts two fractions. First, convert all fractions to a common denominator when fractions have different denominators. Find Least Common Denominator (LCD) or multiply all denominators to find a common denominator. When all denominators are the same, subtract the numerators and place the result over the common denominator. Then simplify the result to the lowest terms or a mixed number.

## The result:

### 2/3 + 3/7 = 23/21 = 1 2/21 = 1.0952381

Spelled result in words is twenty-three twenty-firsts (or one and two twenty-firsts).### How do we solve fractions step by step?

- Add: 2/3 + 3/7 = 2 · 7/3 · 7 + 3 · 3/7 · 3 = 14/21 + 9/21 = 14 + 9/21 = 23/21

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(3, 7) = 21. It is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 3 × 7 = 21. In the following intermediate step, it cannot further simplify the fraction result by canceling.

In other words - two thirds plus three sevenths is twenty-three twenty-firsts.

#### 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) : 4/22 - dividing the numerator and denominator of a fraction by the same non-zero number - equivalent fraction

• 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:

- A man 9

A man earns $2400 in his monthly salary. He spends 3/5 of his salary on food and rent. This month he decided to buy his family presents. What fraction of his money does he spend on presents? - My whole

My whole number is 88 if you add 5 thousandths, 8 tenths, and 7 thousandths. What number will I be? - Sum of three fractions

What is the sum of 6/7, 1/2 & 3/4? - Evaluate 39

Evaluate the expression shown below and write your answer as a fraction in simplest form. (5)/(12) + (1)/(9) start fraction, 5, divided by, 12, end fraction, plus, one nine. - One evening

One evening, a restaurant served a total of 1/2 of a loaf of wheat bread and 7/8 of a loaf of white bread. How many loaves were served in all? - There 22

There is 5/8 of a pizza in one box and 9/12 of a pizza in another box. How much do you have altogether? - Adding two fractions

Find the missing fraction: 2/5 + 7/10 = - Randy

Randy solved the following problem: 7/8 + 9/16. He said: I can add 7 and 9 to get 16 and add 8 and 15 to get 23. The answer is 16/23. Is randy correct? Explain. - Integer add to fraction

Seven is added to the sum of 4/5 and 6/7 - Samuel

Samuel has 1/3 of a bag of rice, and Isabella has a 1/2 bag of rice. What fraction of our bag of rice do they have altogether? - Hardware store

At the hardware store, 1/4 of the nails are size 2d, and 3/8 of the nails are size 4d. What fraction of the nails are either size 2d or 4d? - Add two fractions

What is 1/4 + 10/16? - Party pizza

At a party, there were some pizzas of the same size. Amelia ate 1/3 of a pizza. Chris ate 1/3 of a pizza. Miguel ate 5/12 of a pizza. How many pizzas did the three children eat? - Maximo

Maximo had 4/6 of a pancake. Kayla gave him another 5/6 of a similar pancake. How many pancakes did Maximo have in the end? - HW store

At the hardware store, 1/4 of the nails are size 2d, and 1/4 of the nails are size 4d. What fraction of the nails are either size 2d or 4d?

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