# 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:

### 33/4 + 21/8 = 47/8 = 5 7/8 = 5.875

Spelled result in words is forty-seven eighths (or five and seven eighths).

### How do you solve fractions step by step?

1. Conversion a mixed number 3 3/4 to a improper fraction: 3 3/4 = 3 3/4 = 3 · 4 + 3/4 = 12 + 3/4 = 15/4

To find 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 3. New numerator is 12 + 3 = 15
c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 15) over the denominator 4.

Three and three quarters is fifteen quarters
2. Conversion a mixed number 2 1/8 to a improper fraction: 2 1/8 = 2 1/8 = 2 · 8 + 1/8 = 16 + 1/8 = 17/8

To find new numerator:
a) Multiply the whole number 2 by the denominator 8. Whole number 2 equally 2 * 8/8 = 16/8
b) Add the answer from previous step 16 to the numerator 1. New numerator is 16 + 1 = 17
c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 17) over the denominator 8.

Two and one eighth is seventeen eighths
3. Add: 15/4 + 17/8 = 15 · 2/4 · 2 + 17/8 = 30/8 + 17/8 = 30 + 17/8 = 47/8
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, 8) = 8. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 4 × 8 = 32. In the next intermediate step, the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.
In words - fifteen quarters plus seventeen eighths = forty-seven eighths.

#### 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:

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:

To three-eighths of one third, we add five quarters of one half and multiply the sum by four. How much will we get?
• Weigh in total
I put 3/5 kg of grapes into a box which is 1/4kg in weight. How many kilograms do the grapes and the box weigh in total?
• Math homework
It took Jose two-thirds of an hour to complete his math homework on Monday, three-fourths of an hour on Tuesday, any two- fifths of an hour on Wednesday. How many hours did it take Jose to complete his homework altogether?
• Interior designer
To make draperies an interior designer needs 11 1/4 yards of material for the den and 8 1/2 yards for the living room. If material comes only in 20 yard bolts, how much will be left over after completing both sets of draperies?
• An orchard
During a visit to an orchard Greg picked 3/5 of a bag of golden delicious apples, 4/5 of a bag of Macintosh apples, 2/5 of a bag of Cortland apples, 1/5 of a bag of Bartlett pears, and 4/5 of a bag of Bosch pears. How many bags of fruit to Greg pick in to
Add two mixed fractions: 2 4/6 + 1 3/6