# Fraction calculator

This fraction calculator performs all fraction operations and evaluates expressions with fractions. It also shows detailed step-by-step information about the fraction calculation procedure. The calculator helps find value from multiple fraction operations with two, three, or more fractions and numbers in one expression.

## The result:

### 4 2/7 - 6/7 = 24/7 = 3 3/7 ≅ 3.4285714

The spelled result in words is twenty-four sevenths (or three and three sevenths).### How do we solve fractions step by step?

- Conversion a mixed number 4 2/7 to a improper fraction: 4 2/7 = 4 2/7 = 4 · 7 + 2/7 = 28 + 2/7 = 30/7

To find a new numerator:

a) Multiply the whole number 4 by the denominator 7. Whole number 4 equally 4 * 7/7 = 28/7

b) Add the answer from the previous step 28 to the numerator 2. New numerator is 28 + 2 = 30

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 30) over the denominator 7.

Four and two sevenths is thirty sevenths. - Subtract: 30/7 - 6/7 = 30 - 6/7 = 24/7

It is suitable to adjust both fractions to a common (equal, identical) denominator for adding, subtracting, and comparing fractions. The common denominator you can calculate as the least common multiple of both denominators - LCM(7, 7) = 7. It is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 7 × 7 = 49. In the following intermediate step, it cannot further simplify the fraction result by canceling.

In other words - thirty sevenths minus six sevenths is twenty-four sevenths.

### Rules for expressions with fractions:

**Fractions**- use a forward slash to divide the numerator by the denominator, i.e., for five-hundredths, enter

**5/100**. If you use mixed numbers, leave a space between the whole and fraction parts.

**Mixed numerals**(mixed numbers or fractions) keep one space between the integer and

fraction and use a forward slash to input fractions i.e.,

**1 2/3**. An example of a negative mixed fraction:

**-5 1/2**.

Because slash is both sign for fraction line and division, use a colon (:) as the operator of division fractions i.e.,

**1/2 : 1/3**.

Decimals (decimal numbers) enter with a decimal point

**.**and they are automatically converted to fractions - i.e.

**1.45**.

### Math Symbols

Symbol | Symbol name | Symbol Meaning | Example |
---|---|---|---|

+ | plus sign | addition | 1/2 + 1/3 |

- | minus sign | subtraction | 1 1/2 - 2/3 |

* | asterisk | multiplication | 2/3 * 3/4 |

× | times sign | multiplication | 2/3 × 5/6 |

: | division sign | division | 1/2 : 3 |

/ | division slash | division | 1/3 / 5 |

: | colon | complex fraction | 1/2 : 1/3 |

^ | caret | exponentiation / power | 1/4^3 |

() | parentheses | calculate expression inside first | -3/5 - (-1/4) |

#### 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

• reciprocal of a fraction: 1 : 3/4

• square of a fraction: 2/3^2

• cube of a fraction: 2/3^3

• exponentiation of a fraction: 1/2^4

• 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) : 4/22 - dividing the numerator and denominator of a fraction by the same non-zero number - equivalent fraction

• 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

**the 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 part of the PEMDAS rule.

Be careful; always do

**multiplication and division**before

**addition and subtraction**. Some operators (+ and -) and (* and /) have the same priority and must be evaluated from left to right.

## Fractions in word problems:

- Dividends

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? - The numerator

The numerator of the fraction is 5 more than its denominator. If 4 is added to the numerator and denominator, the fraction obtained is 6/5. What is that fraction? - Comparing by height

Ira is 1 2/5 m tall. Her mother is 4/5 m as tall as Ira. How many times is Ira's mother taller than her? - A cone 4

A cone with a radius of 10 cm is divided into two parts by drawing a plane through the midpoint of its axis parallel to its base. Compare the volumes of the two parts.

- A laundry

Mr. Green washed 1/4 of his laundry. His son washed 3/7 of it. Who washed most of the laundry? How much of the laundry still needs to be washed? - An Airbus

An Airbus A380 has one first-class section, one business-class section, and 4 economy-class sections. The first-class section of the Airbus A380 has 14 seats, 5/7 are being used. The business-class section has 64 seats. 5/16 is being used. Each Economy-cl - Arrange

Arrange the following in descending order: 0.32, 2on5, 27%, 1 on 3 - Math test

Brayden was solving some math problems for the math team. He answered two math problems. Matthew answered 3. John answered one. Matthew is 1/2 times as many. Brayden said 2/6. Is he correct? Why or why not? Be sure to explain your answer. - Sandy

Sandy, John, and Marg baked pies for the Bake Sale. Sandy cut his pies into 6ths, John cut his into 8ths, and Marg cut hers into quarters. Sandy sold 11/6, John sold 1 3/8 pies, and Marg sold 9/4 pies. Who sold the most pies? Who sold the fewest?

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Veronika collected 3/5 kg of paper, Alex collected 3/4 kg of paper, and Juraj collected 7/10 kilograms of paper. a) who collected the most and who collected the least? b) how many kg of paper did they collect together? (cut the result in the form of a mix - Torque

Torque and Mari each multiplied 1/8 inch times 5/8 inch. Tartaric 5/8 squares point inches. And Marie got 5/64 squared thought inches tall. Which student found a corrupt area? - Much 37741

How much is half the half the cube half? - How many

How many integers are greater than 547/3 and less than 931/4? - Ten fractions

Write ten fractions between 1/3 and 2/3

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