# 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 1/3 - 1 1/5 = 17/15 = 1 2/15 ≅ 1.1333333

Spelled result in words is seventeen fifteenths (or one and two fifteenths).### How do you 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 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 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 1 1/5 to a improper fraction: 1 1/5 = 1 1/5 = 1 · 5 + 1/5 = 5 + 1/5 = 6/5

To find new numerator:

a) Multiply the whole number 1 by the denominator 5. Whole number 1 equally 1 * 5/5 = 5/5

b) Add the answer from previous step 5 to the numerator 1. New numerator is 5 + 1 = 6

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 6) over the denominator 5.

One and one fifth is six fifths - Subtract: 7/3 - 6/5 = 7 · 5/3 · 5 - 6 · 3/5 · 3 = 35/15 - 18/15 = 35 - 18/15 = 17/15

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

In words - seven thirds minus six fifths = seventeen fifteenths.

#### 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:

• 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:

- King

King had four sons. First inherit 1/2, second 1/4, third 1/5 of property. What part of the property was left to the last of the brothers? - Shopper

Eva spent 1/4 in one store and 1/3 in another. What fraction is left? - The recipe

The recipe they are following requires 7/8 cups of milk, Tom already put 3/8 cups of milk. How much milk should Lea add to follow the recipe? - Two cakes

Two cakes were each cut into 8 slices. Maria ate 1/8 of the chocolate cake and 1 slice of carrot cake. Julia ate 1/2 of the carrot cake. Mark ate 1 slice of each. Thomas ate 3 slices of chocolate cake. How many slices were left? - Gingerbread house

Janka and Marienka calculated that there are 210 gingerbreads on the gingerbread house. Janko ate one-seventh of all gingerbreads, and Marienka ate a third less than Janko. How many gingerbreads remained in the gingerbread house? - Human 3

Human bones are 3/10 living tissues 9/20 minerals, and the rest water. What fraction of human bone is water? - Difference mixed fractions

What is the difference between 4 2/3 and 3 1/6? - Farmer Peter

Farmer Peter paints 12 chicken coop. He started painting this day morning. Now he only has 1/4 of the chicken coop left to paint this afternoon. How many chicken coops did farmer Peter paint this morning? - Cups of flour

Jade was baking cupcakes for her class. She has 4 5/4 cups of flour. For one batch, she used 1 2/3 cups of flour. On another batch, she used 7/9 of a cup of flour. How much flour does Jade have left after making the two batches of cupcakes? - Sarah

Sarah has a photography blog. 3/7 of her photos are of nature, 1/4 of the rest are of her friends. What fraction of all of Sarah's photos is of her friends? - School

There are 150 pupils in grade 5 . 2/3 of them are female. By what fractions are the males? - Patel

Patel squeezed oranges so that his family could have fresh-squeezed juice for breakfast. He squeezed 4/17 cups from the first orange, 3/10 cups from the second orange, StartFraction 9 over 20 E - Michael

Michael had a bar of chocolate. He ate 1/2 of it and gave away 1/3. What fraction had he left?

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