# Fraction calculator

This calculator adds two fractions. First, all fractions are converted to a common denominator when fractions have different denominators. Find the Least Common Denominator (LCD) or multiply all denominators to find a common denominator. When all denominators are the same, subtract the numerators and place the result over the common denominator. Then, simplify the result to the lowest terms or a mixed number.

## The result:

### 3/6 + 2/3 = 7/6 = 1 1/6 ≅ 1.1666667

The spelled result in words is seven sixths (or one and one sixth).### How do we solve fractions step by step?

- Add: 3/6 + 2/3 = 3/6 + 2 · 2/3 · 2 = 3/6 + 4/6 = 3 + 4/6 = 7/6

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(6, 3) = 6. It is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 6 × 3 = 18. In the following intermediate step, it cannot further simplify the fraction result by canceling.

In other words - three sixths plus two thirds is seven sixths.

### 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:

- Two equivalent fractions

2/4= what over 12 - Beth wants

Beth wants to give 1/4 pizza to each of her 6 friends. Which choice does not show the number of pizzas Beth needs? - Work out 2

Work out the sum of 2/6 and 1/6. Give your answer in its simplest form. - My whole

My whole number is 88 if you add 5 thousandths, 8 tenths, and 7 thousandths. What number will I be?

- David 4

David made 4/3 of a quart of fruit juice. Each mug he has holds 1/3 of a quart. How many mugs will David be able to fill? - Adding denominators

Max is working out 2/3+7/9. He says the answer is 9/12. What mistake has Max made? - Divide 13

Divide. Simplify your answer and write it as an improper fraction or whole number. 14÷8/3 - Paper clips

Mrs. Bright is organizing her office supplies. There are five 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? - The recipe

The recipe they are following requires 7/8 cups of milk. Tom already put 3/8 cups of milk. How much milk should Lea add to follow the recipe?

- Equations 36561

Solve two equations with one unknown: a) 1/6 * x = 3 b) 4/7/y=2/7 - Integer add to fraction

Seven is added to the sum of 4/5 and 6/7 - Three-quarters 17073

How many identical pieces did the whole chocolate consist of if I ate three-quarters of the chocolate, which was exactly 15 pieces? - Well-known 10731

The well-known Candle Collector, Antonín, had half of the blue candles in his collection, a third of the candles with a colored motif, and 128 green candles. How many candles does Antonín have in his collection? - Teacher

Teacher Rem bought 360 pieces of cupcakes for the outreach program of their school. 5/9 of the cupcakes were a chocolate flavor, 1/4 were a pandan flavor, and the rest were a vanilla flavor. How much more pandan flavor cupcakes than vanilla flavor?

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