# 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:

### 4/5 - 2/5 = 2/5 = 0.4

Spelled result in words is two fifths.### How do you solve fractions step by step?

- Subtract: 4/5 - 2/5 = 4 - 2/5 = 2/5

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, 5) = 5. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 5 × 5 = 25. In the next intermediate step, the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.

In words - four fifths minus two fifths = two fifths.

#### 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:

- The recipe

The recipe they are following requires 7/8 cups of milk, Tom already put 3/8 cups of milk. How much milk should Lea add to follow the recipe? - Difference of two fractions

What is the difference between 1/2 and 1/6? (Write the answer as a fraction in lowest terms. ) - King

King had four sons. First inherit 1/2, second 1/4, third 1/5 of property. What part of the property was left to the last of the brothers? - Michael

Michael had a bar of chocolate. He ate 1/2 of it and gave away 1/3. What fraction had he left? - Erika admin

Erika’s career consists of filing, typing and answering phones. She spends 1/6 of her time filing and 5/8 of her time typing. What fraction of her time does she spend answering phone calls? - Visit to grandfather

Shane's family traveled 3/10 of the distance to his grandfather’s house on Saturday. They traveled 4/7 of the remaining distance on Sunday. What fraction of the total distance to his grandfather’s house was traveled on Sunday? - 7th grade pupils

Pupils doing research which a winter sport do their classmates most popular. They found that 2/5 of classmates would most like to play hockey, skate prefer 2/9 pupils, 3/10 students prefer skiing and 1/15 classmates don't like any winter sport. What propo - The pet

Ananya has a bunny. She bought 4 7/8 pounds of carrots. She fed her bunny 1 1/4 pounds of carrots the first week. She fed her bunny 5/6 pounds of carrots the second week. All together, how many pounds of carrots did she feed her bunny? 1. Draw a tape diag - Claire and book

After Claire has read the first 5/8 of the book, there are 120 pages left to read. What is the total number of pages of the book? - Pizzas

Billy ate 1 1/4 pizzas and John ate 1 2/3 pizzas. How much more pizza did John eat than Billy? - Kevin

Kevin is baking brownies and needs peanuts. The recipe calls for 1 and 2/3 cups of peanuts. Kevin only has 5/6 of a cup of peanuts. How many more cups of peanuts does Kevin need to have the correct amount? - Hotel 4

A 360 room hotel has 1/3 of its rooms occupied at present . How many rooms are empty? - 5 2/5

5 2/5 hours a week mathematics, 3 3/4 hours a week Natural sciences, 4 3/8 hours a week Technology . how many hours does he spend on social sciences if he spend 17 1/2 hours a week for the four subject?

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