# 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:

### (41/2) : (3/5) = 15/2 = 7 1/2 = 7.5

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

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

1. Conversion a mixed number 4 1/2 to a improper fraction: 4 1/2 = 4 1/2 = 4 · 2 + 1/2 = 8 + 1/2 = 9/2

To find new numerator:
a) Multiply the whole number 4 by the denominator 2. Whole number 4 equally 4 * 2/2 = 8/2
b) Add the answer from previous step 8 to the numerator 1. New numerator is 8 + 1 = 9
c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 9) over the denominator 2.

Four and one half is nine halfs
2. Divide: 9/2 : 3/5 = 9/2 · 5/3 = 9 · 5/2 · 3 = 45/6 = 3 · 15 /3 · 2 = 15/2
Dividing two fractions is the same as multiplying the first fraction by the reciprocal value of the second fraction. The first sub-step is to find the reciprocal (reverse the numerator and denominator, reciprocal of 3/5 is 5/3) of the second fraction. Next, multiply the two numerators. Then, multiply the two denominators. In the next intermediate step, , cancel by a common factor of 3 gives 15/2.
In words - nine halfs divided by three fifths = fifteen 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

#### 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:

• Division by zero
Fraction 5 by 2. if 3 is added to numerator and 2 is subtracted from the denominator then the new fraction is:
• Third of an hour
How many minutes is a third of an hour? Do you know to determine a third of the lesson hour (45min)?
• Max has
Max has a 1/3 of a pound of pretzels and wants to share equal parts between himself and a friend. How much pretzels will Max's friend receive?
• Kate shares
Kate shares a 64-ounce bottle of apple cider with five friends. Each person's serving will be the same number of ounces. Between what two whole number of ounces will each person's serving to be? Explain using division.
• Dividing walnuts into crates
There are 8 and 2 over 3 pounds of walnuts in a container, which will be divided equally into containers that hold 1 and 1 over 5 pounds. This would fill n and 4 over 18 containers. What is n?
• Equivalent expressions
A coach took his team out for pizza after their last game. There were 14 players, so they had to sit in smaller groups at different tables. Six players sat at one table and got 4 small pizzas to share equally. The other players sat at the different table
• Mrs. Zarka
Mrs. Zarka has 3 pies for a party. She calculates that if she splits the pies evenly among the guests, they will each receive 1/6 of a pie. How many guests are there?
• A serving
A serving of rice is 1/2 of a cup. How many servings are there in a 3 1/2-cup bag of rice?
• Statues
Diana is painting statues. She has 7/8 of a liter of paint remaining. Each statue requires 1/20 of a liter of paint. How many statues can she paint?
• Each of
Each of Suzan's notebooks is 4/5  inches wide. If she has 25 inches of space remaining on her bookshelf, how many notebooks will fit?
• Pumps
6 pump fills the tank for 3 and a half days. How long will fill the tank 7 equally powerful pumps?
• Barbara 2
Barbara get 6 pizzas to divide equally among 4 people. How much of a pizza can each person have?
• Quotient and division
Find the quotient of 3/4 and 1/4.