# Fraction calculator

This fraction calculator performs all fraction operations - addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and evaluates expressions with fractions. It also shows detailed step-by-step informations.

## The result:

### (5 2/3) : (3/2) = 34/9 = 3 7/9 ≅ 3.7777778

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

- Conversion a mixed number 5 2/3 to a improper fraction: 5 2/3 = 5 2/3 = 5 · 3 + 2/3 = 15 + 2/3 = 17/3

To find a new numerator:

a) Multiply the whole number 5 by the denominator 3. Whole number 5 equally 5 * 3/3 = 15/3

b) Add the answer from the previous step 15 to the numerator 2. New numerator is 15 + 2 = 17

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 17) over the denominator 3.

Five and two thirds is seventeen thirds. - Divide: 17/3 : 3/2 = 17/3 · 2/3 = 17 · 2/3 · 3 = 34/9

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 3/2 is 2/3) of the second fraction. Next, multiply the two numerators. Then, multiply the two denominators. In the following intermediate step, it cannot further simplify the fraction result by canceling.

In other words - seventeen thirds divided by three halfs is thirty-four ninths.

### 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:

- Why is

Why is three divided by one-fifth different from one-fifth divided by three? - 6 cups of strawberries

Mr. Hunter decided to make a healthy snack for the 20 students in his class. He gave each student a dish of yogurt and divided 6 cups of strawberries equally among the dishes. How many cups of strawberries did each student get in their yogurt? Write your - An apple

An apple cake recipe calls for 2 2/3 c of apple slices. Each apple supplies about 2/3 c of slices. How many apples are needed to make the cake? - A bag 5

A bag of flour weighing 6/12 kilos was repacked at 1/4 kilo each. How many packs were made?

- Division of mixed

What is 1 3/8 ÷ 6 7/10? Reduce your answer to the lowest terms. - A chocolate

A chocolate bar is 3/4 of an inch long. If it is divided into 3/8 of an inch long, then how many pieces is that? - The rice

There are 4 kilograms of rice. Each boy scout can consume 1/5 kilogram of rice per meal. How many boy scouts can consume the rice? - Lila knows

Lila knows that 3/16 means "3 divided by 16." She uses this to find the decimal equivalent for 3/16. Enter a digit into each box to continue her work. - Find two 4

Find two fractions between 1/4 and 2/3. How do you know you are right?

- Expression with powers

Which expression is equivalent to 2.1 raised to the fifth power divided by 0.9 raised to the fourth power, all raised to the third power? - In dividing 2

In dividing fractions, we get the reciprocal of the divisor. If the reciprocal of 3/5 is 5/3, then what is the reciprocal of 1 1/3? - Same fractions

I remember that 2/2 is equal to 1. 3/3 is equal to 1. Where is the fraction 4/4 located on the number line? - Which 11

Which decimal is equivalent to 5/6 - One third of a number

What is 1/3 of 18?

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