# 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:

### 52/7 - 41/3 = 20/21 ≅ 0.952381

Spelled result in words is twenty twenty-firsts.

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

1. Conversion a mixed number 5 2/7 to a improper fraction: 5 2/7 = 5 2/7 = 5 · 7 + 2/7 = 35 + 2/7 = 37/7

To find new numerator:
a) Multiply the whole number 5 by the denominator 7. Whole number 5 equally 5 * 7/7 = 35/7
b) Add the answer from previous step 35 to the numerator 2. New numerator is 35 + 2 = 37
c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 37) over the denominator 7.

Five and two sevenths is thirty-seven sevenths
2. Conversion a mixed number 4 1/3 to a improper fraction: 4 1/3 = 4 1/3 = 4 · 3 + 1/3 = 12 + 1/3 = 13/3

To find new numerator:
a) Multiply the whole number 4 by the denominator 3. Whole number 4 equally 4 * 3/3 = 12/3
b) Add the answer from previous step 12 to the numerator 1. New numerator is 12 + 1 = 13
c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 13) over the denominator 3.

Four and one third is thirteen thirds
3. Subtract: 37/7 - 13/3 = 37 · 3/7 · 3 - 13 · 7/3 · 7 = 111/21 - 91/21 = 111 - 91/21 = 20/21
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(7, 3) = 21. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 7 × 3 = 21. In the next intermediate step, the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.
In words - thirty-seven sevenths minus thirteen thirds = twenty twenty-firsts.

#### 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
Obelix filled a mathematical test in which he answered 25 questions. For every correct answer, he received 5 points, for each bad answer he had 3 points deducted. Obelix gained 36% of all points in the test. How many questions did he solve correctly?
• Package
The package was 23 meters of textile. The first day sold 12.3 meters. How many meters of textile remained in the package?
Sadie practiced her spelling words for 3/4 of an hour, and Max practiced his spelling words for 5/12 of an hour. In the simplest form, how much longer did Sadie practice than Max?
• Cups of flour
Jade was baking cupcakes for her class. She has 4 5/4 cups of flour.  For one batch, she used 1 2/3 cups of flour.  On another batch, she used 7/9 of a cup of flour.  How much flour does Jade have left after making the two batches of cupcakes?
• Find the 24
Find the difference between 2/7 and 1/21
• Issac
Issac eats 1/6 of the pizza. Maya then eats 3/5 of the remaining pizza. What fraction of the original pizza is left?
• Of the 2
Of the shapes,1/6 are triangles and 5/12 are pentagons. What fraction of the shapes are either triangles or pentagons?
• Ali bought
Ali bought 5/6 litre of milk. He drank 1/2 litre and his brother drank 1/6 litre. How much litre of milk left?
• Pounds
3 pounds subtract 1/3 of a pound.