# 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 * 1/2 = 1/3 ≅ 0.3333333

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

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

Multiply both numerators and denominators. Result fraction keep to lowest possible denominator GCD(2, 6) = 2. In the next intermediate step, , cancel by a common factor of 2 gives 1/3.

In words - two thirds multiplied by one half = one third.

#### 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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Two gear wheels, which fit together, have the number of teeth z_{1}=58 and z_{2}=149. Calculate the speed of the first wheel, if the second wheel rotates 1232 revolutions per minute. - Drinking water

A man drinks a keg of water in 40 days, and a woman drinks in 62 days. How many days do they consume a keg together? - Zangmo

Zangmo can read a chapter of a novel in 1/4 h. How long will it take her to read 8 chapters? - Equivalent fractions

Are these two fractions equivalent -4/9 and 11/15? - Tallest and shortest

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? - Women

In a company of 1050 employees are 2/3 women. How many women work in the company? - Fruits

For the price of one pineapple, I will buy two oranges. For the price of three oranges, I will buy four apples. I will buy 6 bananas for the price of three apples. What is the price of one banana if I pay 1 euro for one pineapple? - Sugar 8

Heather has 2 cups of powdered sugar. She sprinkles 3/5 of the sugar onto a plate of brownies and sprinkles the rest into a plate of lemon cookies. How much sugar does Heather sprinkle on the brownies? How much sugar does Heather sprinkle on the lemon coo - Hours 3

How many hours are in 3 2/3 days? - Here are

Here are white, blue, and red boats in a marina. Two-thirds of the boats in the marina are white, 4/7 of the remaining boats are blue, and the rest are red. If there are 15 red boats, how many boats are in the marina? Which tape diagram represents how man - 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? - A merry

A merry go round can hold 36 people on each 5 minute ride. How many people would have received a ride on the merry go round in an hour? - Oceans

The Earth's surface is approximately 510,000,000 km^{2}and is 7/10 covered by oceans. Of which 1/2 covers the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean 1/4, the Indian Ocean 1/5 and the Arctic Ocean 1/20. What parts of the Earth's surface cover each ocean?

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