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 1/5 = 16/5 = 3 1/5 = 3.2

Spelled result in words is sixteen fifths (or three and one fifth).

How do you solve fractions step by step?

  1. Conversion a mixed number 3 1/5 to a improper fraction: 3 1/5 = 3 1/5 = 3 · 5 + 1/5 = 15 + 1/5 = 16/5

    To find new numerator:
    a) Multiply the whole number 3 by the denominator 5. Whole number 3 equally 3 * 5/5 = 15/5
    b) Add the answer from previous step 15 to the numerator 1. New numerator is 15 + 1 = 16
    c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 16) over the denominator 5.

    Three and one fifth is sixteen fifths

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:

  • Dividends
    money The three friends divided the win by the invested money. Karlos got three-eighths, John 320 permille, and the rest got Martin. Who got the most and which the least?
  • Buing
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  • Ten fractions
    tenfrac Write ten fractions between 1/3 and 2/3
  • Paper collecting
    sber At the paper collecting contest gathered Franta 2/9 ton, Karel 1/4 ton, and Patrick 19/36 tons of paper. Who has gathered the most and the least?
  • Comparing and sorting
    compare Arrange in descending order this fractions: 2/7, 7/10 & 1/2
  • Stones in aquarium
    akvarko In an aquarium with a length 2 m; width 1.5 m and a depth of 2.5 m is a water level up to three-quarters of the depth. Can we place stones with a volume of 2 m3 into the aquarium without water being poured out?
  • Equivalent fractions
    equivalent-fractions Are these two fractions equivalent -4/9 and 11/15?
  • Turtles 2
    turtles A box turtle hibernates in the sand at 11 5/8. A spotted turtle hibernates at 11 16/25 feet. Which turtle is deeper? Write answer as number 1 or 2.
  • Giraffes to monkeys
    zoo The ratio of the number of giraffes to the number of monkeys in a zoo is 2 to 5. Which statement about the giraffes and monkeys could be true? A. For every 10 monkeys in the zoo, there are 4 giraffes. B. For every  giraffe in the zoo, there are 3 monkeys.
  • Arrange
    compare Arrange the following in descending order: 0.32, 2on5, 27%, 1 on 3
  • Equivalent expressions
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  • How many
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  • Fraction
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