# Calculator fractions multiple

This fraction calculator performs all fraction operations - addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and evaluates expressions with fractions. It also shows detailed step-by-step informations.

### 2/3 * 3/5 = 2/5 = 0.4

The spelled result in words is two fifths.### How do we solve fractions step by step?

- Multiple: 2/3 * 3/5 = 2 · 3/3 · 5 = 6/15 = 2 · 3/5 · 3 = 2/5

Multiply both numerators and denominators. Result fraction keep to lowest possible denominator GCD(6, 15) = 3. In the following intermediate step, cancel by a common factor of 3 gives 2/5.

In other words - two thirds multiplied by three fifths is two fifths.

### 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) |

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:

- Beth wants

Beth wants to give 1/4 pizza to each of her 6 friends. Which choice does not show the number of pizzas Beth needs? - Paper clips

Mrs. Bright is organizing her office supplies. There are five open boxes of paper clips in her desk drawer. Each box has 1/2 of the paper clips remaining. How many boxes of paper clips are left? - Free time club

There are 60 children in a club 1/3 of them play football, 2/5 of them play cricket, and the rest play basketball. How many children play basketball - Alice 4

Alice needs 3⅕ cups of milk for her to put into the recipe. How many cups are needed for 2½ of the recipe?

- Mary needs

Mary needs to order pizza for 18 students. Each student should get ¼ of a pizza. How many pizzas should Mary order? - One third

How much would she receive if I had $60 and gave 1/3 to my daughter? - A shopkeeper

A shopkeeper cuts a wheel of cheese into ten equal wedges. A customer buys one-fifth of the wheel. How many wedges does the customer buy? Use the number line to help find the solution.

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Last Modified: June 4, 2024