# 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 = 1/2 = 0.5

Spelled result in words is one half.

### How do we solve fractions step by step?

1. Multiple: 2 * 1/4 = 2 · 1/1 · 4 = 2/4 = 1 · 2/2 · 2 = 1/2
Multiply both numerators and denominators. Result fraction keep to lowest possible denominator GCD(2, 4) = 2. In the following intermediate step, cancel by a common factor of 2 gives 1/2.
In other words - two multiplied by one quarter is one half.

#### 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.

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