# 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:

### 41/8 + 21/16 = 99/16 = 6 3/16 = 6.1875

Spelled result in words is ninety-nine sixteenths (or six and three sixteenths).

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

1. Conversion a mixed number 4 1/8 to a improper fraction: 4 1/8 = 4 1/8 = 4 · 8 + 1/8 = 32 + 1/8 = 33/8

To find a new numerator:
a) Multiply the whole number 4 by the denominator 8. Whole number 4 equally 4 * 8/8 = 32/8
b) Add the answer from previous step 32 to the numerator 1. New numerator is 32 + 1 = 33
c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 33) over the denominator 8.

Four and one eighth is thirty-three eighths
2. Conversion a mixed number 2 1/16 to a improper fraction: 2 1/16 = 2 1/16 = 2 · 16 + 1/16 = 32 + 1/16 = 33/16

To find a new numerator:
a) Multiply the whole number 2 by the denominator 16. Whole number 2 equally 2 * 16/16 = 32/16
b) Add the answer from previous step 32 to the numerator 1. New numerator is 32 + 1 = 33
c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 33) over the denominator 16.

Two and one sixteenth is thirty-three sixteenths
3. Add: 33/8 + 33/16 = 33 · 2/8 · 2 + 33/16 = 66/16 + 33/16 = 66 + 33/16 = 99/16
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(8, 16) = 16. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 8 × 16 = 128. In the following intermediate step, the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.
In other words - thirty-three eighths plus thirty-three sixteenths = ninety-nine sixteenths.

#### 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:

• A dump A dump truck bought 1/3 of a ton of rock on the first trip, 1/2 of a ton on the second trip, and 4/5 of a ton on the third trip. What was the total weight of the rock?
• Team run The first team member in a 926-person relay race must run 2 1/4 laps, the second team member must run 1 1/2 laps, and the third team member must run 3 1/4 laps. How many laps in all must each team run?
• Sum of 18 Sum of two fractions is 4 3/7. If one of the fractions is 2 1/5 find the other one .
• 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
• Tartlets After a special event, a caterer examined the leftovers on the serving table. She saw 10/11 of a tartlet with apples, 2/3 of a tartlet with strawberries, and 10/11 of a tartlet with raspberries. How many leftover tartlets did the caterer have?
• Jo walks Jo walks 3/4 of km to a friends home, 1/2 km to mall, and 2/3 km home. What total distance that joy covers?
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