# 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:

### 21/4 * 14/7 = 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?

1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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

SymbolSymbol nameSymbol MeaningExample
-minus signsubtraction 1 1/2 - 2/3
*asteriskmultiplication 2/3 * 3/4
×times signmultiplication 2/3 × 5/6
:division signdivision 1/2 : 3
/division slashdivision 1/3 / 5
:coloncomplex fraction 1/2 : 1/3
^caretexponentiation / power 1/4^3
()parenthesescalculate expression inside first-3/5 - (-1/4)