# 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:

### 51/2 * 33/4 = 165/8 = 20 5/8 = 20.625

Spelled result in words is one hundred sixty-five eighths (or twenty and five eighths).

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

1. 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 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 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
2. Conversion a mixed number 3 3/4 to a improper fraction: 3 3/4 = 3 3/4 = 3 · 4 + 3/4 = 12 + 3/4 = 15/4

To find new numerator:
a) Multiply the whole number 3 by the denominator 4. Whole number 3 equally 3 * 4/4 = 12/4
b) Add the answer from previous step 12 to the numerator 3. New numerator is 12 + 3 = 15
c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 15) over the denominator 4.

Three and three quarters is fifteen quarters
3. Multiple: 11/2 * 15/4 = 11 · 15/2 · 4 = 165/8
Multiply both numerators and denominators. Result fraction keep to lowest possible denominator GCD(165, 8) = 1. In the next intermediate step, the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.
In words - eleven halfs multiplied by fifteen quarters = one hundred sixty-five eighths.

#### 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:

• Math test
Brayden was solving some math problems for the math team. He answered 2 math problems. Matthew answered 3, John answered 1 reasoning. Matthew 1/2 times as many. Brayden said that 2/6. Is he correct? Why or why not? Be sure to explain your answer.
• Paper collecting
At the paper collecting contest gathered Franta 2/9 ton, Karel 1/4 ton, and Patrick 19/36 tons of paper. Who has gathered the most and the least?
• Turtles 2
A box turtle hibernates in the sand at 11 5/8. A spotted turtle hibernates at 11 16/25 feet. Which turtle is deeper? Write answer as number 1 or 2.
• Compare
Compare fractions (34)/(3) and (12)/(4). Which fraction of the lower?
• Engineer Kažimír
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• Comparing and sorting
Arrange in descending order this fractions: 2/7, 7/10 & 1/2
• Leo hiked
Leo hiked 6/7 of a kilometer. Jericho hiked 2/3 kilometer. Who covered a longer distance? How much longer?
• Colored blocks
Tucker and his classmates placed colored blocks on a scale during a science lab. The brown block weighed 8.94 pounds, and the red block weighed 1.87 pounds. How much more did the brown block weigh than the red block?
• Evaluate mixed expressions
Which of the following is equal to 4 and 2 over 3 divided by 3 and 1 over 2? A. 4 and 2 over 3 times 3 and 2 over 1 B. 14 over 3 times 2 over 7 C. 14 over 3 times 7 over 2 D. 42 over 3 times 2 over 31
• Sayavong
Sayavong is making cookies for the class. He has a recipe that calls for 3 and 1/2 cups of flour. He has 7/8 of a cup of wheat flour, and 2 and 1/2 cups of white flour. Does Mr. Sayavong have enough flour to make the cookies?
• Pumpkin pie
Have some pumpkin pie. One half of the pie is cut into 4 equal slices, the other half is cut into 3 equal slices. After eating one of the larger slices (on the 3 piece side), I wonder if I will eat more if I have one more from the 3 side, or two from the