# 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:

### 5/6 / 3/8 = 20/9 = 2 2/9 ≅ 2.2222222

Spelled result in words is twenty ninths (or two and two ninths).

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

1. Divide: 5/6 : 3/8 = 5/6 · 8/3 = 5 · 8/6 · 3 = 40/18 = 2 · 20 /2 · 9 = 20/9
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 3/8 is 8/3) 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 2 gives 20/9.
In words - five sixths divided by three eighths = twenty ninths.

#### 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:

• 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)?
• Kate shares
Kate shares a 64-ounce bottle of apple cider with 5 friends. Each person’s serving will be the same number of ounces. Between what two whole number of ounces will each person’s serving 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
• 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?
• 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?
• Four people
Four people want waffles for breakfast. There are 6 waffles left. How can 6 waffles be shared equally among 4 people? How much does each person get? Draw a picture and write a division expression to model the problem.
• Cake 7
1/3 of a cake shared with 4 people. What share of the whole cake has each people?
• Minutes
Write as fraction in basic form which part of the week is 980 minutes.
• Soup
On Monday we cook 25 pots and 10 boilers of soup. On Tuesday 15 pots and 13 boilers. On Wednesday 20 pots and on Thursday 30 boilers. On Monday and Tuesday was cooked the same amount of soup. How many times more soup cooked on Thursday than on Wednesday?
• The physical
The physical therapist asks Mr. Smith to walk 20 minutes in one hour to improve his ambulation. What fractional part of an hour is Mr. Smith to exercise?