# 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 1/3 + 6 3/5 = 134/15 = 8 14/15 ≅ 8.9333333

The spelled result in words is one hundred thirty-four fifteenths (or eight and fourteen fifteenths).### How do we solve fractions step by step?

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

To find a new numerator:

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

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 3.

Two and one third is seven thirds. - Conversion a mixed number 6 3/5 to a improper fraction: 6 3/5 = 6 3/5 = 6 · 5 + 3/5 = 30 + 3/5 = 33/5

To find a new numerator:

a) Multiply the whole number 6 by the denominator 5. Whole number 6 equally 6 * 5/5 = 30/5

b) Add the answer from the previous step 30 to the numerator 3. New numerator is 30 + 3 = 33

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 33) over the denominator 5.

Six and three fifths is thirty-three fifths. - Add: 7/3 + 33/5 = 7 · 5/3 · 5 + 33 · 3/5 · 3 = 35/15 + 99/15 = 35 + 99/15 = 134/15

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(3, 5) = 15. It is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 3 × 5 = 15. In the following intermediate step, it cannot further simplify the fraction result by canceling.

In other words - seven thirds plus thirty-three fifths is one hundred thirty-four fifteenths.

### 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:

- Benson

Benson spends ⅓ of his pocket money on transport and ⅔ on food I. What fraction of his pocket money did he spend on transport and food? ii. What fraction is left? - The bucket

Anna and Joey share an 18-ounce bucket of clay. By the end of the week, Anna has used 1/3 of the bucket, and Joey has used 2/3 of the bucket of clay. How many ounces are left in the bucket? - 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? - Ahsan

Ahsan has a large pizza. He gives 1/3 to his sister and 1/4 to his mother. What fraction of the pizza does Ahsan have left?

- Ayden

Ayden is 140 cm tall, and his friend Alex is 1/5 taller than him. How tall is Alex? - The numerator

The numerator of the fraction is 5 more than its denominator. If 4 is added to the numerator and denominator, the fraction obtained is 6/5. What is that fraction? - Cupcakes

In a bowl were some cupcakes. Janka ate one-third, and Danka ate one-quarter of the cupcakes. a) How many cookies ate together? b) How many cookies remain in a bowl? Write the results as a decimal number and notepad as a fraction. - School choir

A school choir performed in 40 total competitions and lost 8. Gabrielle was a soloist in 3/8 of the winning competitions and 1/4 of the losing competitions. What fraction of the competitions did the school choir win? In how many competitions did Gabrielle - Mrs. Dinah

Mrs. Dinah Tah Tanda divided her lot among her 4 children. The first got 3 1/2 ha, the second 3 1/3 ha, the third 3 1/4 ha, and the fourth 3 2/5 ha. How big is Mrs. Tanda's lot?

- Two pieces 2

Two pieces of length 12/5 m and 23/9 m are cut from a rope of length 13 m. Find the length of the remaining rope. - A farmer 9

A farmer has 3 hectares of an orchard. ½ of the land is occupied by apples, ⅙ of the remainder is occupied by lemon trees, and tree tomatoes occupy the rest of it. Find the fraction of the land occupied by tree tomatoes. - Calculate 81860

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A bakery makes cylindrical mini muffins that measure 2 inches in diameter and one and one-fourth inches in height. If each mini muffin is completely wrapped in paper, then at least how much paper is needed to wrap 6 mini muffins? Approximate using pi equa - Decadic number

What is the expanded form of this number? 18.029 A: (1x10)+(8x1)+(2x1/10)+(9x1/100) B: (1×10)+(8×1)+(2×1/10)+(9×1/1,000) C: (1×10)+(8×1)+(2×1/100)+(9×1/1,000) D: (1×10)+(8×1)+(2×11/00)+(9×1/100)

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