# 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 2/5 + 5 1/4 = 173/20 = 8 13/20 = 8.65

Spelled result in words is one hundred seventy-three twentieths (or eight and thirteen twentieths).### How do you solve fractions step by step?

- Conversion a mixed number 3 2/5 to a improper fraction: 3 2/5 = 3 2/5 = 3 · 5 + 2/5 = 15 + 2/5 = 17/5

To find a 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 2. New numerator is 15 + 2 = 17

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 17) over the denominator 5.

Three and two fifths is seventeen fifths - Conversion a mixed number 5 1/4 to a improper fraction: 5 1/4 = 5 1/4 = 5 · 4 + 1/4 = 20 + 1/4 = 21/4

To find a new numerator:

a) Multiply the whole number 5 by the denominator 4. Whole number 5 equally 5 * 4/4 = 20/4

b) Add the answer from previous step 20 to the numerator 1. New numerator is 20 + 1 = 21

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 21) over the denominator 4.

Five and one quarter is twenty-one quarters - Add: 17/5 + 21/4 = 17 · 4/5 · 4 + 21 · 5/4 · 5 = 68/20 + 105/20 = 68 + 105/20 = 173/20

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(5, 4) = 20. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 5 × 4 = 20. In the following intermediate step, the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.

In other words - seventeen fifths plus twenty-one quarters = one hundred seventy-three twentieths.

#### 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:

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Every Wednesday, Monica works out for 3/4 of an hour at the fitness center. Every Saturday, he goes to the fitness center again and exercises for 3 times as long. How much time does Wayne spend at the fitness center in all each week? - Adding

Divide number 135 into two additions so that one adds 30 more than 2/5 of the other add. Write the bigger one. - Recipe ingredients

Monica’s cookie recipe calls for Three-fourths of a cup of flour. Her mother’s recipe calls for Two-thirds as much as Monica’s. How many cups of flour does her mother’s recipe require? - Stones in aquarium

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Farmer Joe ordered 3 bags of soil last month. Each bag weighed 4 ⅖ kilograms. He used the first bag in a week. At the end of this month, there were 2 ¾ kilograms of soil left in the second bag and ⅞ kilograms of soil left in the third bag. How much soil w - Chocolate buyer

Peter bought 1/2 a pound of chocolate at rocky mountain chocolate factory. Later he went to the sweet shoppie and he bought 6/9 of a pound more chocolate. How much chocolate did he buy that day? - A shopkeeper 3

A shopkeeper sells 8 1/3 kg, 10 1/4 kg and 11 1/5 kg of apples on 3 consecutive days. What is the total weight of apples sold? - Larry

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