# Fraction calculator

This calculator divides an integer (or whole number) by a fraction. To divide an integer by a fraction, multiply the denominator by the integer and place it over the numerator. Then simplify the result to the lowest terms or a mixed number.

## The result:

### 5 : 1/6 = 30/1 = 30

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

- Divide: 5 : 1/6 = 5/1 · 6/1 = 5 · 6/1 · 1 = 30/1 = 30

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 1/6 is 6/1) of the second fraction. Next, multiply the two numerators. Then, multiply the two denominators.

In other words - five divided by one sixth is thirty.

#### 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:

- Why is

Why is three divided by one-fifth different from one-fifth divided by three? - Larry 2

Larry spends half of his workday teaching piano lessons. He sees six students and gives the same amount of time to each. What fraction of his workday is spent with each student? - One half 2

One-half pizza will be divided among three pupils. Each pupil receives 1/6. Is it true or false? - 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? - Convert 6

Convert to a decimal 15/100.

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