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.


4 : (1/4) = 16/1 = 16

Spelled result in words is sixteen.

How do you solve fractions step by step?

  1. Divide: 4 : 1/4 = 4/1 · 4/1 = 4 · 4/1 · 1 = 16/1 = 16
    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 1/4 is 4/1) of the second fraction. Next, multiply the two numerators. Then, multiply the two denominators.
    In words - four divided by one quarter = sixteen.

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


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:

  • One fourth
    pie One fourth of an apple pie is left for 2 family members to share equally. What fraction of the original pie will each member​ get?
  • A quotient
    fractions What is the quotient of 3/10 divided by 2/4 as a fraction?
  • Fractions 4
    fractions How many 2/3s are in 6?
  • Product of two fractions
    numbers Product of two fractions is 9 3/5 . If one of the fraction is 9 3/7. Find the other fraction.
  • A baker
    pie A baker has 5 1/4 pies in her shop. She cut the pies in pieces that are each 1/8 of a whole pie. How many pieces of pie does she have?
  • Candy bars
    chocholate Sheldon has 4 candy bars and wants to split them among his five friends. If each person gets the same amount, what part of the candy bar will each friend get? Show your work.
  • Pizza 5
    pizza You have 2/4 of a pizza, and you want to share it equally between 2 people. How much pizza does each person get?
  • Balls
    farebne-gulky The boys changed stamps, beads and balls. For 9 balls is 3 stamps, 2 balls is 44 stamps. How many beads is for 1 ball?
  • Cake 7
    cake 1/3 of a cake shared with 4 people. What share of the whole cake has each people?
  • Fraction of a fraction
    plusminus What is two-quarters of twelve?
  • Cathy
    peanuts Cathy has 5 cups of peanuts to share with her family. If each family member gets 1/2 cup of peanuts, how many family members can have some?
  • A shopkeeper
    cheese A shopkeeper cuts a wheel of cheese into 10 equal wedges. A customer buys one-fifth of the wheel. How many wedges does the customer buy? Use the number line to help find the solution.
  • Women
    smajlik In a company of 1050 employees are 2/3 women. How many women work in the company?

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