# 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 56/34 - 5 1/2 = -29/34 ≅ -0.8529412

Spelled result in words is minus twenty-nine thirty-fourths.### How do you solve fractions step by step?

- Conversion a mixed number 3 56/34 to a improper fraction: 3 56/34 = 3 56/34 = 3 · 34 + 56/34 = 102 + 56/34 = 158/34

To find new numerator:

a) Multiply the whole number 3 by the denominator 34. Whole number 3 equally 3 * 34/34 = 102/34

b) Add the answer from previous step 102 to the numerator 56. New numerator is 102 + 56 = 158

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 158) over the denominator 34.

Three and fifty-six thirty-fourths is one hundred fifty-eight thirty-fourths - Conversion a mixed number 5 1/2 to a improper fraction: 5 1/2 = 5 1/2 = 5 · 2 + 1/2 = 10 + 1/2 = 11/2

To find new numerator:

a) Multiply the whole number 5 by the denominator 2. Whole number 5 equally 5 * 2/2 = 10/2

b) Add the answer from previous step 10 to the numerator 1. New numerator is 10 + 1 = 11

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 11) over the denominator 2.

Five and one half is eleven halfs - Subtract: 158/34 - 11/2 = 158/34 - 11 · 17/2 · 17 = 158/34 - 187/34 = 158 - 187/34 = -29/34

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(34, 2) = 34. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 34 × 2 = 68. In the next intermediate step, the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.

In words - one hundred fifty-eight thirty-fourths minus eleven halfs = minus twenty-nine thirty-fourths.

#### 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:

- Math test

Obelix filled a mathematical test in which he answered 25 questions. For every correct answer, he received 5 points, for each bad answer he had 3 points deducted. Obelix gained 36% of all points in the test. How many questions did he solve correctly? - Package

The package was 23 meters of textile. The first day sold 12.3 meters. How many meters of textile remained in the package? - Sadie

Sadie practiced her spelling words for 3/4 of an hour, and Max practiced his spelling words for 5/12 of an hour. In the simplest form, how much longer did Sadie practice than Max? - Cups of flour

Jade was baking cupcakes for her class. She has 4 5/4 cups of flour. For one batch, she used 1 2/3 cups of flour. On another batch, she used 7/9 of a cup of flour. How much flour does Jade have left after making the two batches of cupcakes? - Find the 24

Find the difference between 2/7 and 1/21 - Issac

Issac eats 1/6 of the pizza. Maya then eats 3/5 of the remaining pizza. What fraction of the original pizza is left? - Of the 2

Of the shapes,1/6 are triangles and 5/12 are pentagons. What fraction of the shapes are either triangles or pentagons? - Ali bought

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? - Pounds

3 pounds subtract 1/3 of a pound. - Cookies

In a cookie jar, 1/4 of the cookies are chocolate chip and 1/2 of the rest are peanut butter. What fraction of all the cookies are peanut butter? - Rita has

Rita has 3/4 m of Ifugao cloth. She used 2/3 m for placement. What part of Ifugao cloth was left? - A 14.5-gallon

A 14.5-gallon gasoline tank is 3/4 full. How many gallons will it take to fill the tank? Write your answer as a mixed number. - Cereals

Ari and Joey share a 30-ounce box of cereal. By the end of the week, Ari has eaten 3/10 of the box, and Joey has eaten 3/5 of the box of cereal. How many ounces are left in the box?

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