# Fraction calculator

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

## The result:

### 2/5 * 3 1/2 + 4/5 = 11/5 = 2 1/5 = 2.2

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

- Conversion a mixed number 3 1/2 to a improper fraction: 3 1/2 = 3 1/2 = 3 · 2 + 1/2 = 6 + 1/2 = 7/2

To find a new numerator:

a) Multiply the whole number 3 by the denominator 2. Whole number 3 equally 3 * 2/2 = 6/2

b) Add the answer from the previous step 6 to the numerator 1. New numerator is 6 + 1 = 7

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 7) over the denominator 2.

Three and one half is seven halfs. - Multiple: 2/5 * 7/2 = 2 · 7/5 · 2 = 14/10 = 7 · 2/5 · 2 = 7/5

Multiply both numerators and denominators. Result fraction keep to lowest possible denominator GCD(14, 10) = 2. In the following intermediate step, cancel by a common factor of 2 gives 7/5.

In other words - two fifths multiplied by seven halfs is seven fifths. - Add: the result of step No. 2 + 4/5 = 7/5 + 4/5 = 7 + 4/5 = 11/5

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(5, 5) = 5. It is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 5 × 5 = 25. In the following intermediate step, it cannot further simplify the fraction result by canceling.

In other words - seven fifths plus four fifths is eleven 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? - 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? - 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? - 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.

- Jacob 4

Jacob is dividing 5 aquariums into 1/8 of aquarium sections for his different animals. How many 1/8s are there in Jacobs 5 aquariums? - Probability 71784

What is the probability that if you roll the die twice, the sum of 12 will fall? - Strawberries

In a class of 45 students, 1/3 of the students are girls. If 1/3 of the girls enjoyed eating strawberries and 1/5 of the boys enjoyed eating strawberries, how many students in a class enjoyed eating strawberries? - Cupcakes 2

Susi has 25 cupcakes. She gives 4/5. How much does she have left? - Painting 9

Maria and Emme each had 4 pints of paint. On the first day of painting, Maria used 3/5 of her 4 pints of paint, and Emme used 3/4 of her 4 pints of paint. How much of Maria and Emme's paint remained after the first day of painting? Enter your answer as a

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