# Fraction calculator

This calculator subtracts two fractions. When fractions have the same denominators calculator simply subtracts the numerators and place the result over the common denominator. Then simplify the result to the lowest terms or a mixed number.

## The result:

### 2/4 - 3/4 = -1/4 = -0.25

The spelled result in words is minus one quarter.### How do we solve fractions step by step?

- Subtract: 2/4 - 3/4 = 2 - 3/4 = -1/4

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(4, 4) = 4. It is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 4 × 4 = 16. In the following intermediate step, it cannot further simplify the fraction result by canceling.

In other words - two quarters minus three quarters is minus one quarter.

### 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:

- Fraction operations

For items - fractions 1/6 - 1/9 perform the indicated operation/s. Write your answer in improper fractions, and it must be in the simplest form. - Marbles 82374

How many marbles do I have if I am missing a fifth of 15 marbles? - You have 4

You have eaten ⅔ of a pizza. Your friend eats what is left. How much of the original pizza is left? - Fraction subtraction

Find the difference. Reduce the answer to the simplest form: 1.) ¾ - 1/8 = 2.) ½ - 1/8 = 3.) ½ - 1/6 = 4.) 7/8 - ¾ = 5.) 1/5 - 1/10

- Evaluate 38

Evaluate the expression shown below and write your answer as a fraction in simplest form. (5)/(6) - (3)/(8) Transcription: start fraction, 5, divided by, 6, end fraction, minus, start fraction, 3, divided by, 8, end fraction - On Monday 3

On Monday, James had a pizza for lunch. He only ate 2/3 and left the rest for supper. At supper, he only had 1/2 of the pizza that was left over from lunch. How much does he have left after supper - A chocolate 2

A chocolate cake is cut into twelve equal pieces. Mr. Greedy eats five pieces at break time with his mug of tea. What fraction of the cake is left? - A less than B

What is 3/5 less than 11/12? (Answer should be in proper or improper only: Example 1/2, -1/2, 3/2, and -3/2) - Paul ate

Paul ate 2/8 of a cake and his brother 3/8. What fraction of the cake is left for the parents?

- Unload truck

Andy has just moved and is beginning to unload his boxes. The truck is currently 11/12 of the way full. He unloads 1/4 more of it. How much more does he have to unload? - You have 2

You have 6/13 of a pie. If you share 9/10, how much will you have left? - Before 4

Before a journey, the petrol gauge showed my car's tank was half full. When I returned home, it was one-third full. What fraction of a tank of petrol had I used? - The entity

What is the difference between seven-tenths of an entity and seven-fifteenths of the same entity? Please solve it for me. - Students 4252

Out of 35 pupils in class 15, they went on a trip. What part of the students went on a journey, and what remained at school?

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