# 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:

### 3/5 - 1/3 = 4/15 ≅ 0.2666667

Spelled result in words is four fifteenths.### How do you solve fractions step by step?

- Subtract: 3/5 - 1/3 = 3 · 3/5 · 3 - 1 · 5/3 · 5 = 9/15 - 5/15 = 9 - 5/15 = 4/15

For adding, subtracting, and comparing fractions, it is suitable to adjust both fractions to a common (equal, identical) denominator. The common denominator you can calculate as the least common multiple of both denominators - LCM(5, 3) = 15. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 5 × 3 = 15. In the next intermediate step, the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.

In words - three fifths minus one third = four fifteenths.

#### 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:

• adding fractions: 2/4 + 3/4• 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:

- Write 3

Write a real world problem involving the multiplication of a fraction and a whole number with a product that is between 8 and 10 then solve the problem - Farmers 2

On Wednesday the farmers at the Grant Farm picked 2 barrels of tomatoes. Thursday, the farmers picked 1/2 as many tomatoes as on Wednesday. How many barrels of tomatoes did the farmers pick on Thursday? - Watching TV

One evening 2/3 students watch TV. Of those students, 3/8 watched a reality show. Of the students that watched the show, 1/4 of them recorded it. What fraction of the students watched and recorded reality tv. - Unknown number

I think the number - its sixth is 3 smaller than its third. - Cupcakes 2

Susi has 25 cupcakes. She gives 4/5. How much does she have left? - Missing number

Blank +1/6 =3/2 find the missing number - 3 children

3 children had to divide 4 pounds is candy. How much candy did each child get? - Coal mine

The monthly plan of 17,000 tons of coal exceeded the mine by 1/25. How many tonnes of coal have been harvested from the mine above plan? - Trees

3/5 trees are apples, cherries are 1/3. 5 trees are pear. How many is the total number of trees? - Cookies

Mom bake cookies. Rolo took 2/9 of all cookies, Michal 3/9. How many cookies ate Rolo if Michal had 9. - Ratio 11

Simplify this ratio 10 : 1/4 - Four friends

Four friends shared the money. Vasek got 1/4 of the total amount. Tonda received 1/3 of the rest of the money, Joe got a half from the second residue and Jirka left 80. How much money get together? - PC disks

Peter has 45 disks in three colors. One-fifth of the disks are blue, red are twice more than the white. How much is blue, red and white disks?

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