# Fraction calculator

This fraction calculator performs basic and advanced fraction operations, expressions with fractions combined with integers, decimals, and mixed numbers. It also shows detailed step-by-step information about the fraction calculation procedure. The calculator helps in finding value from multiple fractions operations. Solve problems with two, three, or more fractions and numbers in one expression.

## The result:

### (5/12) : (1/4) = 5/3 = 1 2/3 ≅ 1.6666667

Spelled result in words is five thirds (or one and two thirds).### How do we solve fractions step by step?

- Divide: 5/12 : 1/4 = 5/12 · 4/1 = 5 · 4/12 · 1 = 20/12 = 4 · 5 /4 · 3 = 5/3

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 the following intermediate step, cancel by a common factor of 4 gives 5/3.

In other words - five twelfths divided by one quarter is five thirds.

#### 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) |

## Fractions in word problems:

- Fraction expression

Which expression is equivalent to : Minus 9 minus left parenthesis minus 4 start fraction 1 divided by 3 end fraction right parenthesis - Divide with remainder

Mrs. Diaz has 4 brownies left. She wants to share the brownies equally among her 5 children. Which of the following shows the amount of brownies each child can receive? - Pie division

5/8 of a pie divided into six pieces. Each friend got 1/6. What fraction of the whole pie does each person receive? - Julian 3

Julian had 7 cookie and gave half of them to a friend. How many cookies did his friend get? - Divide 42

Divide. Write your answer in the lowest terms as a proper or improper fraction. (8/25)÷(-4/5)

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