# Fraction calculator

This calculator multiplies a fraction by integer or whole number. To multiple fraction by a whole number, we multiple the numerator by the whole number. Then simplify the result to the lowest terms or a mixed number.

## The result:

### 2/5 * 3 = 6/5 = 1 1/5 = 1.2

The spelled result in words is six fifths (or one and one fifth).### How do we solve fractions step by step?

- Multiple: 2/5 * 3 = 2 · 3/5 · 1 = 6/5

Multiply both numerators and denominators. Result fraction keep to lowest possible denominator GCD(6, 5) = 1. In the following intermediate step, it cannot further simplify the fraction result by canceling.

In other words - two fifths multiplied by three is six 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) |

#### 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:

- 10 children

Ten children in the park, four-tenths are wearing a red shirt. How many children in the park are wearing a red shirt? - A quarter 2

A quarter of the 72 sandwiches contain cheese. The rest contain ham. How many are ham sandwiches? - Doughnuts

2/3 of the doughnuts in a box have frosting. 1/2 of the doughnuts with frosting have sprinkles. What fraction of the doughnuts in the box have frosting and sprinkles? - Trent

Trent operates a hot dog stand. On Wednesday, he used two bags of hot dog buns. On Thursday, he used 1/5 as many hot dog buns as Wednesday. How many bags of hot dog buns Trent used on Thursday?

- Alice 3

Alice has R50 and spends 4/5 of her money. How much does Alice spend? - 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? - Logical and

At a football game, 8/15 of the fans wore team T-shirts. Of those wearing team T-shirts, 1/4 also wore team hats. What fraction game wore both a team T-shirt and a team hat? - Mary needs

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

At a show, two-fifths of the people are men, and the rest are women. 30% of the men are over 60 years old. 40% of the women are over 60 years old. What fraction of the people are less than 60 years?

- Matthew

Matthew is saving up for a car. Last year he saved 3/5 of the total amount. In addition to what he saved last year, he saved 3/10 of the total amount in the summer. If the car costs 15 000$, how much has he saved so far? - A merchant

A merchant sold an item for P8520.00 making a profit equal to 1/6 of his selling price. What was the amount of his profit? - Jojo ordered

Jojo ordered 36 cupcakes for the party. He ordered red velvet and vanilla cupcakes. ¾ of the cupcakes are vanilla. How many are red velvet? - Fractions 82848

Calculate one-seventh of the quotient of the fractions three-quarters and two-thirds. - Pupils - boys and girls

5/8 of the pupils in a hall were boys. 7/10 of the boys wore glasses. 48 boys didn't wear glasses. How many pupils were there in the hall?

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