# 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 1/4 * 1 4/7 = 99/28 = 3 15/28 ≅ 3.5357143

Spelled result in words is ninety-nine twenty-eighths (or three and fifteen twenty-eighths).### How do we solve fractions step by step?

- Conversion a mixed number 2 1/4 to a improper fraction: 2 1/4 = 2 1/4 = 2 · 4 + 1/4 = 8 + 1/4 = 9/4

To find a new numerator:

a) Multiply the whole number 2 by the denominator 4. Whole number 2 equally 2 * 4/4 = 8/4

b) Add the answer from the previous step 8 to the numerator 1. New numerator is 8 + 1 = 9

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 9) over the denominator 4.

Two and one quarter is nine quarters. - Conversion a mixed number 1 4/7 to a improper fraction: 1 4/7 = 1 4/7 = 1 · 7 + 4/7 = 7 + 4/7 = 11/7

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 4. New numerator is 7 + 4 = 11

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 11) over the denominator 7.

One and four sevenths is eleven sevenths. - Multiple: 9/4 * 11/7 = 9 · 11/4 · 7 = 99/28

Multiply both numerators and denominators. Result fraction keep to lowest possible denominator GCD(99, 28) = 1. In the following intermediate step, it cannot further simplify the fraction result by canceling.

In other words - nine quarters multiplied by eleven sevenths is ninety-nine twenty-eighths.

#### 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) |

## Fractions in word problems:

- 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 - 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? - Pizza 16

Kevin ate 5/12 of his pizza. Which is a better estimate for the amount of pizza that he ate: A. about half of the pizza or B. almost all of the pizza?

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