# 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:

### 3/4 * 2/5 = 3/10 = 0.3

Spelled result in words is three tenths.

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

1. Multiple: 3/4 * 2/5 = 3 · 2/4 · 5 = 6/20 = 3 · 2/10 · 2 = 3/10
Multiply both numerators and denominators. Result fraction keep to lowest possible denominator GCD(6, 20) = 2. In the next intermediate step, , cancel by a common factor of 2 gives 3/10.
In words - three quarters multiplied by two fifths = three tenths.

#### 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:

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:

• Paper clips
Mrs. Bright is organizing her office supplies. There are 5 open boxes of paper clips in her desk drawer. Each box has 1/2 of the paper clips remaining. How many boxes of paper clips are left?
• A shopkeeper
A shopkeeper cuts a wheel of cheese into 10 equal wedges. A customer buys one-fifth of the wheel. How many wedges does the customer buy? Use the number line to help find the solution.
• Tallest and shortest
Jenn is the tallest on the team. He is 1 1/2 times as tall as the shortest girl whom is 4 1/4 feet tall. How tall is Jebb?
• Lenth - meter
Find in centimeters, 3/10 of half meter.
• Fitness center
Every Wednesday, Monica works out for 3/4  of an hour at the fitness center. Every Saturday, he goes to the fitness center again and exercises for 3 times as long. How much time does Wayne spend at the fitness center in all each week?
• Expressions
Let k represent an unknown number, express the following expressions: 1. The sum of the number n and two 2. The quotient of the numbers n and nine 3. Twice the number n 4. The difference between nine and the number n 5. Nine less than the number n
• Hotel 4
A 360 room hotel has 1/3 of its rooms occupied at present . How many rooms are empty?
• Nails
If a keg of nails costs \$129.45 and 6/7 of the keg is used, what is the value of the remaining nails?
• Shirts
In a classroom, 1/6 of the students are wearing blue shirts and 2/3 are wearing white shirts. There are 36 students in the class. How many students are wearing a shirt other than blue or white?
• Boats 2
Three quarters of the boats in the marina are white 4/7 of the remaining boats are blue, rest are red if there are 9 red boats. How many boats are in the marina?
• Long and wide
What is the area of a rectangle that is 1 1/4 meters long and 3/4​ of a meter wide
• The difference 2
The difference between the two numbers is 25. The smaller number is 1/6th of the larger number. What is the value of the smaller number?
• Pumps
6 pump fills the tank for 3 and a half days. How long will fill the tank 7 equally powerful pumps?