# Fraction calculator

This calculator subtracts two fractions. When fractions have the same denominators calculator simply subtracts the numerators and place the result over the common denominator. Then simplify the result to the lowest terms or a mixed number.

## The result:

### 5/6 - 3/6 = 1/3 ≅ 0.3333333

Spelled result in words is one third.### How do we solve fractions step by step?

- Subtract: 5/6 - 3/6 = 5 - 3/6 = 2/6 = 2 · 1/2 · 3 = 1/3

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(6, 6) = 6. It is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 6 × 6 = 36. In the following intermediate step, cancel by a common factor of 2 gives 1/3.

In other words - five sixths minus three sixths is one third.

#### 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 evaluate from left to right.

## Fractions in word problems:

- Fraction and a decimal

Write as a fraction and a decimal. One and two plus three and five hundredths - Dea makes

Dea makes 18 out of 27 shots in a basketball game. Which decimal represents the fraction of shots Dea makes? - Fraction to decimal

Write the fraction 3/22 as a decimal. - Children 9

There are 11 children in a room. Six of the children are girls. What fraction of the children are girls? - A quarter

A quarter of the number 72 is: - Mathew

Mathew has eight pencils. Three of them do not have erasers on end. What fraction of the pencils do not have erasers on end? - Value of Z

For x = -9, what is the value of Z, where Z equals fraction numerator x minus 17 over denominator 6.5 end fraction Give your answer to 2 decimal places. - Out 550,000.00

Out of 550,000.00, an amount of 325,000.00 was used. What fraction of the total amount was used? - In the cafeteria

There are 18 students in Jacob's homeroom. Six students bring their lunch to school. The rest eat lunch in the cafeteria. In the simplest form, what fraction of students eat lunch in the cafeteria? - Reduce 9

Reduce the fraction 16/24 to the lowest terms. - A company

A company has 860 employees, of which 500 are female. Write a fraction to represent the female employees in the company. - Lowest terms 2

We can write the expression 4/12 in its lowest term as 1/3. What is 3/15 expressed in its lowest term? - The parsley

Milka's grandmother planted 12 rows of vegetables. 1/6 of the rows are carrots. The rest is parsley. How many rows are planted with parsley? - Simplify 12

Simplify {1/3 + 1/12} ÷ {2/3 - 5/8} - Denominator 2

The denominator of a fraction is five, and the numerator is 7. Write the fraction.

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