# Fraction calculator

This calculator divides fractions. The first step makes the reciprocal value of the second fraction - exchange numerator and denominator of 2nd fraction. Then multiply both numerators and place the result over the product of both denominators. Then simplify the result to the lowest terms or a mixed number.

## The result:

### 2/3 / 1/4 = 8/3 = 2 2/3 ≅ 2.6666667

Spelled result in words is eight thirds (or two and two thirds).### How do we solve fractions step by step?

- Divide: 2/3 : 1/4 = 2/3 · 4/1 = 2 · 4/3 · 1 = 8/3

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 1/4 is 4/1) of the second fraction. Next, multiply the two numerators. Then, multiply the two denominators. In the following intermediate step, it cannot further simplify the fraction result by canceling.

In other words - two thirds divided by one quarter is eight thirds.

#### 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:

- Divide 42

Divide. Write your answer in the lowest terms as a proper or improper fraction. (8/25)÷(-4/5) - Convert 6

Convert to a decimal 15/100. - There 20

There is 1/2 of a pizza left for four friends to share. What fraction of a pizza will each friend get to eat? - Barbara 2

Barbara gets six pizzas to divide equally among four people. How much pizza can each person have? - Divide 13

Divide. Simplify your answer and write it as an improper fraction or whole number. 14÷8/3 - Divide fractions by half

Find the result of division by half: 3/4 : 1/2 =? - Pie division

5/8 of a pie divided into six pieces. Each friend got 1/6. What fraction of the whole pie does each person receive? - Two-thirds 15

Two-thirds of a pie has already been eaten. What fraction of the pie would still leave if John ate 1/2 of what of the remaining pie? - Mrs. Glover

Mrs. Glover is making brownies for the girls' tennis team. She took 1/5 of the leftover brownies to school to give to her three friends. How much did each friend get? - Frac answer

What is the answer to 1/2 ÷ 5/7? - Larry 2

Larry spends half of his workday teaching piano lessons. He sees six students and gives the same amount of time to each. What fraction of his workday is spent with each student? - In dividing

In dividing fractions, get the reciprocal of the divisor and change the division symbol to the multiplication symbol. 2/3 : 5/6 - Division by reciprocal

What is the corresponding illustration/model of 7÷ 1/3? - Candy bars

Sheldon has four candy bars and wants to split them among his five friends. If each person gets the same amount, what part of the candy bar will each friend get? Show your work. - What is 16

What is the quotient of 11 over 12 divided by one-third?

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