# 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 - 2/4 = 5/2 = 2 1/2 = 2.5

Spelled result in words is five halfs (or two and one half).### How do you solve fractions step by step?

- Subtract: 3 - 2/4 = 3/1 - 2/4 = 3 · 4/1 · 4 - 2/4 = 12/4 - 2/4 = 12 - 2/4 = 10/4 = 2 · 5/2 · 2 = 5/2

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(1, 4) = 4. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 1 × 4 = 4. In the following intermediate step, cancel by a common factor of 2 gives 5/2.

In other words - three minus two quarters = five halfs.

#### Rules for expressions with fractions:

**Fractions**- simply use a forward 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 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.

**MDAS**- Multiplication and Division have the same precedence, over Addition and Subtraction. The MDAS rule is the order of operations that are a part of the PEMDAS rule.

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:

- A quarter

A quarter of the number 72 is: - Fraction to decimal

Write the fraction 3/22 as a decimal. - One-third 2

One-third of the people in a barangay petitioned the council to allow them to plant in vacant lots, and another 1/5 of the people petitioned to have a regular garbage collection. What FRACTION of the barangay population made the petition? - Unknown number

I think the number - its sixth is 3 smaller than its third. - Rolls

Mom bought 13 rolls. Dad ate 3.5 rolls. How many rolls were left when Peter yet ate two at dinner? - Cupcakes 2

Susi has 25 cupcakes. She gives 4/5. How much does she have left? - New bridge

Thanks to the new bridge, the road between A and B has been cut to one third and is now 10km long. How much did the road between A and B measure before? - Equation 15

Solve equation with variables on both sides: - Three monks

Three medieval monks has task to copy 600 pages of the Bible. One rewrites in three days 1 page, second in 2 days 3 pages and a third in 4 days 2 sides. Calculate for how many days and what day the monks will have copied whole Bible when they begin Wednes - Grandmother and grandfather

Grandmother baked cakes. Grandfather ate half, then quarter of the rest ate Peter and Paul ate half of rest. For parents left 6 cakes. How many cakes maked the grandmother? - Equation with x

Solve the following equation: 2x- (8x + 1) - (x + 2) / 5 = 9 - Reciprocal equation 3

Solve reciprocal equation: 1/2 + 2/3=1/x - Brick

Isosceles scale has on one side all brick and second weight 1 kg and 1/4 of brick. The balance is in equilibrium. What is the weight of a brick?

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