# Fraction calculator

This fraction calculator performs all fraction operations and evaluates expressions with fractions. It also shows detailed step-by-step information about the fraction calculation procedure. The calculator helps find value from multiple fraction operations with two, three, or more fractions and numbers in one expression.

## The result:

### 5 1/2 - 2 1/5 = 33/10 = 3 3/10 = 3.3

The spelled result in words is thirty-three tenths (or three and three tenths).### How do we solve fractions step by step?

- Conversion a mixed number 5 1/2 to a improper fraction: 5 1/2 = 5 1/2 = 5 · 2 + 1/2 = 10 + 1/2 = 11/2

To find a new numerator:

a) Multiply the whole number 5 by the denominator 2. Whole number 5 equally 5 * 2/2 = 10/2

b) Add the answer from the previous step 10 to the numerator 1. New numerator is 10 + 1 = 11

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 11) over the denominator 2.

Five and one half is eleven halfs. - Conversion a mixed number 2 1/5 to a improper fraction: 2 1/5 = 2 1/5 = 2 · 5 + 1/5 = 10 + 1/5 = 11/5

To find a new numerator:

a) Multiply the whole number 2 by the denominator 5. Whole number 2 equally 2 * 5/5 = 10/5

b) Add the answer from the previous step 10 to the numerator 1. New numerator is 10 + 1 = 11

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 11) over the denominator 5.

Two and one fifth is eleven fifths. - Subtract: 11/2 - 11/5 = 11 · 5/2 · 5 - 11 · 2/5 · 2 = 55/10 - 22/10 = 55 - 22/10 = 33/10

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(2, 5) = 10. It is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 2 × 5 = 10. In the following intermediate step, it cannot further simplify the fraction result by canceling.

In other words - eleven halfs minus eleven fifths is thirty-three tenths.

### 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 be evaluated from left to right.

## Fractions in word problems:

- The cat

The cat starts with 4/6 of a cup in his bowl. It eats 1/4 of a cup of food. How much food is left? - A less than B

What is 3/5 less than 11/12? (Answer should be in proper or improper only: Example 1/2, -1/2, 3/2, and -3/2) - Saturday 5405

Of all Ferko's tasks, he worked out 1/8 on Friday and 3/8 on Saturday and Sunday. What part of the task did he have to work on Sunday? - Closer to one

Here are two sums: A=1/2 + 1/3 and B=1/5 + 1/3. Which of the two sums is closer in value to 1? You must show your work and state clearly whether the answer is A or B.

- Shopping 7

I went into a shop with 210.00 and spent 1/7 of it on eggs and 1/2 of it on fruits. How much did I have left? - Attending school

Huang lives 1/4 of a mile from school, while Lily lives 2/3 of a mile from school. How much further does Lily live from school than Huang? - A man 16

A man sold half of his land. He gave 1/3 of the remaining to his son and 1/4 of the balance to his daughter. What fraction of his land is now left with him? - Benson

Benson spends ⅓ of his pocket money on transport and ⅔ on food I. What fraction of his pocket money did he spend on transport and food? ii. What fraction is left? - The bucket

Anna and Joey share an 18-ounce bucket of clay. By the end of the week, Anna has used 1/3 of the bucket, and Joey has used 2/3 of the bucket of clay. How many ounces are left in the bucket?

- Miguel 2

Miguel had 5/6 of a pizza, and Chris had 1 and 5/8 of a similar pizza. How much more pizza did Chris have than Miguel? - Joe had

Joe had a full tank of petrol in his car. His car consumed 2/9 of the tank of petrol on Saturday and 1/3 of it on Sunday. What fraction of the tank of petrol was left after the weekend? - Ahsan

Ahsan has a large pizza. He gives 1/3 to his sister and 1/4 to his mother. What fraction of the pizza does Ahsan have left? - Remaining 8355

Grandma baked 40 cakes. Jurko ate the eighth, Katka the fifth, and Janko the remaining half. How many cakes did Grandma have left? - Transparent 5345

Clay balls and several transparent glass balls spilled out of Peter's pouch. Color the balls one by one if you know that 1/6 were red, 3/8 were blue, 7/24 were green, and 1/12 were yellow. How many glasses did he have?

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