# Fraction calculator

This fraction calculator performs basic and advanced fraction operations, expressions with fractions combined with integers, decimals, and mixed numbers. It also shows detailed step-by-step information about the fraction calculation procedure. The calculator helps in finding value from multiple fractions operations. Solve problems with two, three, or more fractions and numbers in one expression.

## The result:

### 2 1/2 - 1 2/7 = 17/14 = 1 3/14 ≅ 1.2142857

Spelled result in words is seventeen fourteenths (or one and three fourteenths).### How do we solve fractions step by step?

- Conversion a mixed number 2 1/2 to a improper fraction: 2 1/2 = 2 1/2 = 2 · 2 + 1/2 = 4 + 1/2 = 5/2

To find a new numerator:

a) Multiply the whole number 2 by the denominator 2. Whole number 2 equally 2 * 2/2 = 4/2

b) Add the answer from the previous step 4 to the numerator 1. New numerator is 4 + 1 = 5

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 5) over the denominator 2.

Two and one half is five halfs. - Conversion a mixed number 1 2/7 to a improper fraction: 1 2/7 = 1 2/7 = 1 · 7 + 2/7 = 7 + 2/7 = 9/7

To find a new numerator:

a) Multiply the whole number 1 by the denominator 7. Whole number 1 equally 1 * 7/7 = 7/7

b) Add the answer from the previous step 7 to the numerator 2. New numerator is 7 + 2 = 9

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 9) over the denominator 7.

One and two sevenths is nine sevenths. - Subtract: 5/2 - 9/7 = 5 · 7/2 · 7 - 9 · 2/7 · 2 = 35/14 - 18/14 = 35 - 18/14 = 17/14

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(2, 7) = 14. It is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 2 × 7 = 14. In the following intermediate step, it cannot further simplify the fraction result by canceling.

In other words - five halfs minus nine sevenths is seventeen fourteenths.

#### 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:

- Anesa

Anesa ate 3/4 of her pizza, and Eman ate 1/4 of her pizza. Who ate the greater part of the pizza? - Rhea answered

Rhea answered 5/11 of the questions correctly, and Precious answered 7/11 of them correctly. Who got the higher score if each problem is worth the same amount? - Compare two fractions

Find which is the larger of the two fractions: 11/32, 7/24, by expressing the numbers as a) fractions with the same denominator, b) decimals. - From least to greatest

Which set of rational numbers is arranged from least to greatest? A) -3.5, negative 1 over 4, 2, 1 over 3 B) -3.5, negative 1 over 4, 1 over 3, 2 C) 2, 1 over 3, negative 1 over 4, -3.5 D) negative 1 over 4, 1 over 3, 2, -3.5 - The fuel

The car's fuel was ¾ full at the beginning of the week. At the end of the week, there was ⅛ of a tank left. a. Did the car use more or less than ½ of a fuel tank? How do you know? b. How much more or less than ½ of a tank did it use? Show your work using - Order fractions

Arrange in ascending order 1 5/6, 11/9, 5/16, 3 - A student 4

A student knows that ¾ x 4 is the same as 4 x ¾ The student assumes that 4 ÷ ¾ is the same as ¾ ÷ 4 Is the student correct? - Playing games

In a school, 9/10 of the students take part. 2/3 of these play football. What fraction of the students play football? - Ten fractions

Write ten fractions between 1/3 and 2/3 - Which 15

Which is larger, 1 2/7 or 10/4? - Equivalent fractions

Are these two fractions -4/9 and 11/15 equivalent? - One quarter

Which of the following has a sum of 3/4? A. 1/2+1/4 B. 1/2+1/3 C. 1/4+1/8 D. 1/9+1/12 - Subtract and compare

1-5/8 is the same as 11/8, true or false? - Sort fractions

Which of the following fractions is the largest? 29/36 5/6 7/9 3/4 - What number 2

What number is between 3 1/4 and 3 1/8? Write at least three numbers.

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