# Fraction calculator

This fractions 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 1/3 ÷ 1 2/5 = 50/21 = 2 8/21 ≅ 2.3809524

The spelled result in words is fifty twenty-firsts (or two and eight twenty-firsts).### How do we solve fractions step by step?

- Conversion a mixed number 3 1/3 to a improper fraction: 3 1/3 = 3 1/3 = 3 · 3 + 1/3 = 9 + 1/3 = 10/3

To find a new numerator:

a) Multiply the whole number 3 by the denominator 3. Whole number 3 equally 3 * 3/3 = 9/3

b) Add the answer from the previous step 9 to the numerator 1. New numerator is 9 + 1 = 10

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 10) over the denominator 3.

Three and one third is ten thirds. - Conversion a mixed number 1 2/5 to a improper fraction: 1 2/5 = 1 2/5 = 1 · 5 + 2/5 = 5 + 2/5 = 7/5

To find a new numerator:

a) Multiply the whole number 1 by the denominator 5. Whole number 1 equally 1 * 5/5 = 5/5

b) Add the answer from the previous step 5 to the numerator 2. New numerator is 5 + 2 = 7

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 7) over the denominator 5.

One and two fifths is seven fifths. - Divide: 10/3 : 7/5 = 10/3 · 5/7 = 10 · 5/3 · 7 = 50/21

Dividing two fractions is the same as multiplying the first fraction by the reciprocal value of the second fraction. The first sub-step is to find the reciprocal (reverse the numerator and denominator, reciprocal of 7/5 is 5/7) of the second fraction. Next, multiply the two numerators. Then, multiply the two denominators. In the following intermediate step, it cannot further simplify the fraction result by canceling.

In other words - ten thirds divided by seven fifths is fifty twenty-firsts.

### 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

• square root of a fraction: sqrt(1/16)

• 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:

- Subtract and compare

1-5/8 is the same as 11/8, true or false? - The numerator

The numerator of the fraction is 5 more than its denominator. If 4 is added to the numerator and denominator, the fraction obtained is 6/5. What is that fraction? - Conner

Conner picked 8 1/5 pounds of apples. Louisa picked 9 2/3 pounds of apples. How many apples, more pounds, did Louisa pick than Conner? - Bigger 3204

How much is 1/3 bigger than 1/9?

- Taylor

Taylor filled eight 5 oz glasses with orange juice ⅔ full. Emeline filled five 9 oz glasses with orange juice ¾ full. Who used more juice? - Compare three fractions

Which of the three rational numbers is the largest? 1/7, 6/17, 4/17 - Comparing by height

Ira is 1 2/5 m tall. Her mother is 4/5 m as tall as Ira. How many times is Ira's mother taller than her?

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Last Modified: October 9, 2024