# Fraction calculator

This calculator subtracts two fractions. First, convert all fractions to a common denominator when fractions have different denominators. Find Least Common Denominator (LCD) or multiply all denominators to find a common denominator. When all denominators are the same, simply 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:

### 3/8 - 1/6 = 5/24 ≅ 0.2083333

The spelled result in words is five twenty-fourths.### How do we solve fractions step by step?

- Subtract: 3/8 - 1/6 = 3 · 3/8 · 3 - 1 · 4/6 · 4 = 9/24 - 4/24 = 9 - 4/24 = 5/24

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(8, 6) = 24. It is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 8 × 6 = 48. In the following intermediate step, it cannot further simplify the fraction result by canceling.

In other words - three eighths minus one sixth is five twenty-fourths.

### 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? - A less than B

What is 3/5 less than 11/12? (Answer should be in proper or improper only: Example 1/2, -1/2, 3/2, and -3/2) - Library visitors

Sixty percent of library visitors borrow detective stories or science fiction and nothing else, one-fifth only classic literature and one-tenth only non-fiction. Other library visitors only borrow poetry. In September, 168 library visitors borrowed classi

- Unknown number

I think the number - its sixth is three smaller than its third. - What 82170

What part of €24 is €12, €4, €8, €1, €18, €20? - 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 bucket

Anna and Joey share an 18-ounce bucket of clay. By the end of the week, Anna has used 1/3 of the bucket, and Joey has used 2/3 of the bucket of clay. How many ounces are left in the bucket? - Matthew

Matthew is saving up for a car. Last year he saved 3/5 of the total amount. In addition to what he saved last year, he saved 3/10 of the total amount in the summer. If the car costs 15 000$, how much has he saved so far?

- Tristan

Tristan normally wrestles at 80 pounds. He wants to add enough weight to move into the 84-pound division. What percent of his current body weight must he add? - Lila knows

Lila knows that 3/16 means "3 divided by 16." She uses this to find the decimal equivalent for 3/16. Enter a digit into each box to continue her work. - Lollipops 7530

On Friday morning, we opened another box of lollipops, and by lunch, we sold a third of them at 4 crowns each. After lunch, we sold the rest of the box and raised the price to CZK 5 per piece. If there are 90 lollipops in the whole box, how much did we sp - Reciprocal equation 3

Solve a reciprocal equation: 1/2 + 2/3=1/x - Students 6630

There are 26 pupils in the 7th grade, of which 10 are girls. Write down the ratio of the number of girls to the number of students. Adjust the ratio of this task so that the numbers are as small as possible.

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