# 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:

### 2/5 - 1/3 = 1/15 ≅ 0.06666667

Spelled result in words is one fifteenth.

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

1. Subtract: 2/5 - 1/3 = 2 · 3/5 · 3 - 1 · 5/3 · 5 = 6/15 - 5/15 = 6 - 5/15 = 1/15
For adding, subtracting, and comparing fractions, it is suitable to adjust both fractions to a common (equal, identical) denominator. The common denominator you can calculate as the least common multiple of both denominators - LCM(5, 3) = 15. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 5 × 3 = 15. In the next intermediate step, the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.
In words - two fifths minus one third = one fifteenth.

#### 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:

• Fraction to decimal
Write the fraction 3/22 as a decimal.
• New bridge
Thanks to the new bridge, the road between A and B has been cut to one third and is now 10km long. How much did the road between A and B measure before?
• Rolls
Mom bought 13 rolls. Dad ate 3.5 rolls. How many rolls left when Peter yet put two at dinner?
• Equation with x
Solve the following equation: 2x- (8x + 1) - (x + 2) / 5 = 9
• Fruits
Amy bought a basket of fruits 1/5 of them were apples,1/4 were oranges, and the rest were 33 bananas. How many fruits did she buy in all?
• School
There are 150 pupils in grade 5 . 2/3 of them are female. By what fractions are the males?
• Three monks
Three medieval monks has task to copy 600 pages of the Bible. One rewrites in three days 1 page, second in 2 days 3 pages and a third in 4 days 2 sides. Calculate for how many days and what day the monks will have copied whole Bible when they begin Wednes
• Obtuse angle
Which obtuse angle is creating clocks at 17:00?
• Ratio
Write the ratio with other numbers so that the value is the same: 2: 9
• Class 8.A
Three quarters of class 8.A went skiing. Of those who remained at home one third was ill and the remaining six were on math olympic. How many students have class 8.A?
• Expressions
Let k represent an unknown number, express the following expressions: 1. The sum of the number n and two 2. The quotient of the numbers n and nine 3. Twice the number n 4. The difference between nine and the number n 5. Nine less than the number n
• The farmer
The farmer had 140 sheep. For the next year, she decided to change the number of sheep in ratio 10: 7. How many sheep will he have then?
• Hussein
Hussein owns 450000 crowns (local currency). He spent at the bookstore 2 over 9 to buy some books and tales. He paid 3 over 5 of his money to buy his math book. a. Calculate the remaining amount of money with Hussein? b. Hussein lost 3 over 4 of the remai