# 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 * 3/8 = 1/4 = 0.25

Spelled result in words is one quarter.

### How do you solve fractions step by step?

1. Multiple: 2/3 * 3/8 = 2 · 3/3 · 8 = 6/24 = 1 · 6/4 · 6 = 1/4
Multiply both numerators and denominators. Result fraction keep to lowest possible denominator GCD(6, 24) = 6. In the next intermediate step, , cancel by a common factor of 6 gives 1/4.
In words - two thirds multiplied by three eighths = one quarter.

#### 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:

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:

• In fractions An ant climbs 2/5 of the pole on the first hour and climbs 1/4 of the pole on the next hour. What part of the pole does the ant climb in two hours?
• Evaluate expression Calculate the value of the expression z/3 - 2 z/9 + 1/6, for z = 2
• Zdeněk Zdeněk picked up 15 l of water from a 100-liter full-water barrel. Write a fraction of what part of Zdeněk's water he picked.
• Fraction to decimal Write the fraction 3/22 as a decimal.
• In the cafeteria There are 18 students in Jacob’s homeroom. Six students bring their lunch to school. The rest eat lunch in the cafeteria. In simplest form, what fraction of students eat lunch in the cafeteria?
• Someone Someone ate 1/10 of a cake, leaving only 9/10. If you eat 2/3 of the cake that is left, how much of a whole cake will you have eaten?
• Classroom 4 In a class of 36 pupils, 2/3 are girls. How much it is in a class girls and boys?
• Fraction and a decimal Write as a fraction and a decimal. One and two plus three and five hundredths
• Pipe Steel pipe has a length 2.5 meters. About how many decimetres is 1/3 less than 4/8 of this steel pipe?
• Teacher Teacher Rem bought 360 pieces of cupcakes for the outreach program of their school. 5/9 of the cupcakes were chocolate flavor and 1/4 wete pandan flavor and the rest were a vanilla flavor. How much more pandan flavor cupcakes than vanilla flavor?
• Fractions 3 Calculate 1/9 of 27:
• Miss competition How many girls took part in the Miss School competition if the nines grade made up half of the contestants, two-thirds of the remaining girls were eighth grade, and the seventh grade were three?
• Water 31 Richard takes 3 1/6 liters of water before noon and 2 3/5 liters of water afternoon. How many liters of water does Richard consume a day?