# Fraction calculator

This fraction calculator performs all fraction operations and evaluates expressions with fractions. It also shows detailed step-by-step information about the fraction calculation procedure. The calculator helps find value from multiple fraction operations with two, three, or more fractions and numbers in one expression.

## The result:

### 2 8/9 - 3/7 = 155/63 = 2 29/63 ≅ 2.4603175

The spelled result in words is one hundred fifty-five sixty-thirds (or two and twenty-nine sixty-thirds).### How do we solve fractions step by step?

- Conversion a mixed number 2 8/9 to a improper fraction: 2 8/9 = 2 8/9 = 2 · 9 + 8/9 = 18 + 8/9 = 26/9

To find a new numerator:

a) Multiply the whole number 2 by the denominator 9. Whole number 2 equally 2 * 9/9 = 18/9

b) Add the answer from the previous step 18 to the numerator 8. New numerator is 18 + 8 = 26

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 26) over the denominator 9.

Two and eight ninths is twenty-six ninths. - Subtract: 26/9 - 3/7 = 26 · 7/9 · 7 - 3 · 9/7 · 9 = 182/63 - 27/63 = 182 - 27/63 = 155/63

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(9, 7) = 63. It is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 9 × 7 = 63. In the following intermediate step, it cannot further simplify the fraction result by canceling.

In other words - twenty-six ninths minus three sevenths is one hundred fifty-five sixty-thirds.

### 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.

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Sytiel used 3/10 of the water in his tank to wash his car. He used 1/10 to water his plants. Now he is using 5/10 for his laundry. How many parts of water in the tank did he use up? - Bucket

Kim and Joey share a 30-ounce bucket of clay. By the end of the week, Kim has used 3/10 of the bucket. Joey has used 3/5 of the bucket of clay. How many ounces are left in the bucket? - Candy

You stop at hasty to buy candy. You give half of the bag to one friend. Then give a quarter to another friend. Later two more friends come, and you give each of them a third of what is in the bag. How many candies did you start with? - Dave has

Dave has 150 kites. He sold 1/2 of them on Monday and 1/3 of the remaining on Tuesday. How many kites were not sold? What is asked in the problem? A. The number of sold kites B. The number of unsold kites - In grade

In grade six class, 5/9 of the pupils are boys, and the number of pupils is 180. Find the number of girls.

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There are 12 girls in the circle. Girls make up 2/3 of all members. How many boys are there in the circle? - Plus minus mixed numbers

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Bola spends 7 1/2 hours on his first journey and 13 3/5 hours on his second trip. How much longer did he spend on the second trip than the first one? - Construction 80124

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