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 1/4 - 1 2/3 = 19/12 = 1 7/121.5833333

Spelled result in words is nineteen twelfths (or one and seven twelfths).

How do you solve fractions step by step?

  1. Conversion a mixed number 3 1/4 to a improper fraction: 3 1/4 = 3 1/4 = 3 · 4 + 1/4 = 12 + 1/4 = 13/4

    To find a new numerator:
    a) Multiply the whole number 3 by the denominator 4. Whole number 3 equally 3 * 4/4 = 12/4
    b) Add the answer from previous step 12 to the numerator 1. New numerator is 12 + 1 = 13
    c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 13) over the denominator 4.

    Three and one quarter is thirteen quarters
  2. Conversion a mixed number 1 2/3 to a improper fraction: 1 2/3 = 1 2/3 = 1 · 3 + 2/3 = 3 + 2/3 = 5/3

    To find a new numerator:
    a) Multiply the whole number 1 by the denominator 3. Whole number 1 equally 1 * 3/3 = 3/3
    b) Add the answer from previous step 3 to the numerator 2. New numerator is 3 + 2 = 5
    c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 5) over the denominator 3.

    One and two thirds is five thirds
  3. Subtract: 13/4 - 5/3 = 13 · 3/4 · 3 - 5 · 4/3 · 4 = 39/12 - 20/12 = 39 - 20/12 = 19/12
    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(4, 3) = 12. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 4 × 3 = 12. In the following intermediate step, the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.
    In other words - thirteen quarters minus five thirds = nineteen twelfths.

Rules for expressions with fractions:

Fractions - simply use a forward 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 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:

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  • Sundar
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  • Cherries 2
    cherry If a farmer reaped 636 cherries and he sold one third to a shop keeper, how many did he retain?
  • Equation with mixed 2
    mixed A number, X, is subtracted from 8 1/4. The result is 12 3/5. What is the value of X?
  • Sixth graders
    skola About 6/9 of the sixth- grade pupils will be going to the parents' seminar. If 1/6 of the participants are girls, what part of the portion of sixth graders are boys?
  • Mother 7
    mangoes Mother bought 18 fruits. 1/3 were pineapple and the rest  were mangoes . how many were mangoes
  • There 17
    kolac There is 3/4 of a cake on a plate in Maria's kitchen.  Silvia sees the cake and eats 1/5 of the cake.  Then Franca takes 1/3 of what was there and shares half of her portion with Antonella.  What fraction of the cake is left?
  • Mountain
    manga_parbat Mountain has an elevation of 7450 meters and in the morning is the middle portion thereof in the clouds. How many meters of height is in the sky if below the clouds are 2,000 meters, and above clouds are two-fifths of the mountain's elevation?
  • Pounds
    jablka Three pounds subtract 1/3 of a pound.
  • Mrs. Susan
    textiles Mrs. Susan bought 1/8 m of curtain cloth. She used 3/5 m to make a curtain for the living room window. How many meters of cloth were not used?
  • Ali bought 2
    milk Ali bought 5/6 litre of milk. He drank 1/2 litre and his brother drank 1/6 litre. How much litre of milk left?
  • Hotel 4
    manderlak A 360 room hotel has 1/3 of its rooms occupied at present. How many rooms are empty?
  • A basket 2
    mangoes A basket contains three types of fruits weighing 87/4 kg in all. If 23/4 kilograms of these are oranges, 48/7 kg are mangoes, and the rest are apples. What is the weight of the apples in the basket?


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