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.


2/5^2 = 4/25 = 0.16

Spelled result in words is four twenty-fifths.

How do you solve fractions step by step?

  1. Exponentiation: 2/5 ^ 2 = 22/52 = 4/25

    In words - two fifths squared = four twenty-fifths.

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


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:

  • Square sides
    square_axes If we enlarge the side of the square by a third, its circumference will be 20 cm larger than the original. What is the side of the square?
  • Cutting square
    circle22 From a square with a side of 30 cm, we cut the circle with the highest possible diameter. How many percents of the square content is this circle?
  • Square metal sheet
    plech_2 Four squares of 300 mm side were cut out from a square sheet metal plate with a side of 0,7 m. Express the fraction and the percentage of waste from the square metal sheet.
  • Half of halves
    sequence_geo Half of the square we cut off, then half of the rest, etc. Five cuts we made in this way. What part of the content of the original square is the content of the cut part?
  • Gardens
    garden The area of the square garden is 3/4 of the area of the triangular garden with sides of 80 m, 50 m, 50 m. How many meters of the fence do we need to fence a square garden?
  • Mr. Happy
    grass_1 Mr. Happy planted 36.6 meters square gardens grass; It's a third of the garden more than half of the garden. What is square area of this garden?
  • A tile
    tiles_9 A tile setter is covering 5ft by 5ft square shower wall. Each tile covers 4 5/8in by 4 5/8in square. How many rows of tile are needed to reach 5ft? How many tiles are needed to cover 5ft by 5ft square
  • Quadrilateral
    diamond_2 In the square ABCD point P is in the middle of the DC side and point Q in the middle pages AD. If the area of quadrilateral BQPC is 49 cm2, what is the area of ABCD?
  • Three shapes
    three_bodies 1/5 of a circle is shaded. The ratio of area if square to the sum of area of rectangle and that of the circle is 1:2. 60% of the square is shaded and 1/3 of the rectangle is shaded. What is the ratio of the area of circle to that of the rectangle?
  • Hamster cage
    hamster Ryan keeps his hamster cage on his dresser. The area of the top of Ryan's dresser is 1 2\3 as large as the area of the bottom of his hamster cage. The area of the dresser top is 960 square inches. How many square inches of his dresser top are not covered
  • On the floor 2
    floor2 The floor area of a living room is 9 7/9 m2. A carpet with an area of 5 5/8 m2 is placed on the floor. Find the area of the room is not covered with carpet.
  • Simplest form
    expr Find the simplest form of the following expression: 3 to the 2nd power - 1/4 to the 2nd power
  • Garden
    garden_7 The garden has a rectangular shape with lengths of 25 and 40 meters. It has been expanded so that each of its size increased by one fifth. How many square meters increased its acreage?

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