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.


3 * 1/2 = 3/2 = 1 1/2 = 1.5

Spelled result in words is three halfs (or one and one half).

How do you solve fractions step by step?

  1. Multiple: 3 * 1/2 = 3 · 1/1 · 2 = 3/2
    Multiply both numerators and denominators. Result fraction keep to lowest possible denominator GCD(3, 2) = 1. In the next intermediate step, the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.
    In words - three multiplied by one half = three halfs.

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


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?
  • Brick weight
    bricks Half the weight of a brick plus 20 pounds is equal to 1/3 the weight of the brick plus 30 pounds. How much does the brick weigh?
  • Sum of fractions
    fractions What is the sum of 2/3+3/5?
  • PC disks
    diskette Peter has 45 disks in three colors. One-fifth of the disks are blue, red are twice more than the white. How much is blue, red and white disks?
  • Playing
    clock-night-schr How long have we trained on the pitch when we know that the warm-up took 10 minutes, we trained passes for one-third of the time and we played football half the time?
  • Series and sequences
    seq_sum Find a fraction equivalent to the recurring decimal? 0.435643564356
  • The perimeter 2
    quadrilateral The perimeter of the quadrilateral a = 1m b = 14/5m c = 2 3/10m d = 1 4/5m?
  • Pocket
    bageta Mirka spent on a trip for gifts half pocket. For the third remain money bought a bagel. Six euros left her. How many euros had Mirka in pocket?
  • Walking
    tourist Lucie can walk about 3 4/5 miles each hour. How far can she walk in 2 hours 45 minutes?
  • Dried apples
    jablka How many kilograms of fresh apples id needed to 120 kg of dried apples when from 0.4 tons of fresh apples we get 75 kg of dried apples?
  • Equilateral triangle ABC
    equliateral In the equilateral triangle ABC, K is the center of the AB side, the L point lies on one-third of the BC side near the point C, and the point M lies in the one-third of the side of the AC side closer to the point A. Find what part of the ABC triangle cont
  • A class IV.A
    skola In a class there are 15 girls and 30 boys.  What fraction of the class represents the boys?
  • Four people
    cake Four people want waffles for breakfast. There are 6 waffles left. How can 6 waffles be shared equally among 4 people? How much does each person get? Draw a picture and write a division expression to model the problem.

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