# 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:

### 51/8 + 25/8 = 31/4 = 7 3/4 = 7.75

Spelled result in words is thirty-one quarters (or seven and three quarters).

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

1. Conversion a mixed number 5 1/8 to a improper fraction: 5 1/8 = 5 1/8 = 5 · 8 + 1/8 = 40 + 1/8 = 41/8

To find new numerator:
a) Multiply the whole number 5 by the denominator 8. Whole number 5 equally 5 * 8/8 = 40/8
b) Add the answer from previous step 40 to the numerator 1. New numerator is 40 + 1 = 41
c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 41) over the denominator 8.

Five and one eighth is forty-one eighths
2. Conversion a mixed number 2 5/8 to a improper fraction: 2 5/8 = 2 5/8 = 2 · 8 + 5/8 = 16 + 5/8 = 21/8

To find new numerator:
a) Multiply the whole number 2 by the denominator 8. Whole number 2 equally 2 * 8/8 = 16/8
b) Add the answer from previous step 16 to the numerator 5. New numerator is 16 + 5 = 21
c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 21) over the denominator 8.

Two and five eighths is twenty-one eighths
3. Add: 41/8 + 21/8 = 41 + 21/8 = 62/8 = 2 · 31/2 · 4 = 31/4
For adding, subtracting, and comparing fractions, it is suitable to adjust both fractions to a common (equal, identical) denominator. The common denominator you can calculate as the least common multiple of both denominators - LCM(8, 8) = 8. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 8 × 8 = 64. In the next intermediate step, , cancel by a common factor of 2 gives 31/4.
In words - forty-one eighths plus twenty-one eighths = thirty-one quarters.

#### 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:

• Cupcakes
In a bowl was some cupcakes. Janka ate one third and Danka ate one quarter of cupcakes. a) How many of cookies ate together? b) How many cookies remain in a bowl? Write the results as a decimal number and in notepad also as a fraction.
Add two mixed fractions: 2 4/6 + 1 3/6
• Math homework
It took Jose two-thirds of an hour to complete his math homework on Monday, three-fourths of an hour on Tuesday, any two- fifths of an hour on Wednesday. How many hours did it take Jose to complete his homework altogether?
• Chestnuts
Three divisions of nature protectors participated in the collection of chestnut trees.1. the division harvested 1250 kg, the 2nd division by a fifth more than the 1st division and the 3rd division by a sixth more than the second division. How many tons of
• Fruit punch
Kelly made fruit punch to serve at a party for her chess team. She mixed 1 2/5  liters of cranberry juice and 1 3/5  liters of pineapple juice together. Then, she split the fruit punch evenly among 9 glasses. How much fruit punch did Kelly pour into each
• Infinite sum of areas
Above the height of the equilateral triangle ABC is constructed an equilateral triangle A1, B1, C1, of the height of the equilateral triangle built A2, B2, C2, and so on. The procedure is repeated continuously. What is the total sum of the areas of all tr
• Roses and tulips
At the florist are 50 tulips and 5 times fewer roses. How many flowers are in the flower shop?
• Marvin
Marvin buys a hose that is 27 ¾ feet long. He already owns a hose at home that is ⅔ the length of the new hose. How many total yards of hose does Marvin have now?
• Weigh in total
I put 3/5 kg of grapes into a box which is 1/4kg in weight. How many kilograms do the grapes and the box weigh in total?
• 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.