# Fraction calculator

This fraction calculator performs all fraction operations - addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and evaluates expressions with fractions. It also shows detailed step-by-step informations.

## The result:

### 3/4 + 1/6 - 2/3 = 1/4 = 0.25

The spelled result in words is one quarter.### How do we solve fractions step by step?

- Add: 3/4 + 1/6 = 3 · 3/4 · 3 + 1 · 2/6 · 2 = 9/12 + 2/12 = 9 + 2/12 = 11/12

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(4, 6) = 12. It is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 4 × 6 = 24. In the following intermediate step, it cannot further simplify the fraction result by canceling.

In other words - three quarters plus one sixth is eleven twelfths. - Subtract: the result of step No. 1 - 2/3 = 11/12 - 2/3 = 11/12 - 2 · 4/3 · 4 = 11/12 - 8/12 = 11 - 8/12 = 3/12 = 3 · 1/3 · 4 = 1/4

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(12, 3) = 12. It is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 12 × 3 = 36. In the following intermediate step, cancel by a common factor of 3 gives 1/4.

In other words - eleven twelfths minus two thirds is one quarter.

### 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.

## Fractions in word problems:

- Puzzle game

In a letter puzzle game, John can use every alphabet only once. He used only 8 alphabets to solve the puzzle. What fraction of the 26 alphabets did he use? Express your answer as a fraction in the simplest form. - Peter 15

Peter try to calculate: 3/4 x 2/3 He did 3x3 to get 9 and 4 x 2 to get 8. The final answer is 8/9. Can you explain the error and how to help? What is the correct answer? - One-fifth

What is 1/5 as a decimal? Round your answer to three decimal places. - Two-thirds 4450

Marek has balls of three colors. Two-thirds of the balls are green, 2/7 are blue, and one ball is yellow. How many balls does Marek have?

- Pages 83075

The book has 500 pages. Pepa has read half as many pages as he has left. How many pages did Pep read? - Which 15

Which is larger, 1 2/7 or 10/4? - A man 16

A man sold half of his land. He gave 1/3 of the remaining to his son and 1/4 of the balance to his daughter. What fraction of his land is now left with him? - Mary needs

Mary needs to order pizza for 18 students. Each student should get ¼ of a pizza. How many pizzas should Mary order? - The book 5

The book that I like to buy is priced at P 1800. How much would it cost if it could be bought at 2/3 of the price?

- The product 11

The product is two number is 20. If one of the numbers is 5/7, what is the other number? - Denominator 80875

Given a fraction whose denominator is 2 greater than its numerator. If we increase both the numerator and the denominator of this fraction by 7, we get the fraction 5/6. Which fraction is it? - Joe had

Joe had a full tank of petrol in his car. His car consumed 2/9 of the tank of petrol on Saturday and 1/3 of it on Sunday. What fraction of the tank of petrol was left after the weekend? - A pastry

A pastry chef made some tarts and cupcakes. 2/9 of the tarts were chocolate, and the rest were fruit. 3/7 out of the fruit tarts were lychee tarts, and the rest were peach tarts. There were 96 peach tarts. How many tarts did the pastry chef make altogethe - Equivalent fractions

Are these two fractions -4/9 and 11/15 equivalent?

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