# Fraction calculator

This fractions 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 3/8 - 3 3/4 = 13/8 = 1 5/8 = 1.625

The spelled result in words is thirteen eighths (or one and five eighths).### How do we solve fractions step by step?

- Conversion a mixed number 5 3/8 to a improper fraction: 5 3/8 = 5 3/8 = 5 · 8 + 3/8 = 40 + 3/8 = 43/8

To find a 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 the previous step 40 to the numerator 3. New numerator is 40 + 3 = 43

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 43) over the denominator 8.

Five and three eighths is forty-three eighths. - 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 a 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 the 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. - Subtract: 43/8 - 15/4 = 43/8 - 15 · 2/4 · 2 = 43/8 - 30/8 = 43 - 30/8 = 13/8

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(8, 4) = 8. It is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 8 × 4 = 32. In the following intermediate step, it cannot further simplify the fraction result by canceling.

In other words - forty-three eighths minus fifteen quarters is thirteen eighths.

### 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

• square root of a fraction: sqrt(1/16)

• 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:

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A chocolate cake is cut into twelve equal pieces. Mr. Greedy eats five pieces at break time with his mug of tea. What fraction of the cake is left? - Paul ate

Paul ate 2/8 of a cake and his brother 3/8. What fraction of the cake is left for the parents? - 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? - Second 82446

Petr read ⅜ of the book in the first week, ¼ of the book in the second week, and ⅒ of the book in the third week. The book has 240 pages. How many pages does Peter have left to read?

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Nida had 1/12 of a pizza. She gave 1/8 of it to her friend Madeeha. Find what part of the whole pizza did Madeeha get. - Koos spent

Koos spent 3/7 of his monthly pocket money during the first week. The following week he spends two-thirds of what he spent the previous week. The fraction of the pocket money that is still left? - The fuel

The car's fuel was ¾ full at the beginning of the week. At the end of the week, there was ⅛ of a tank left. a. Did the car use more or less than ½ of a fuel tank? How do you know? b. How much more or less than ½ of a tank did it use? Show your work using

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Last Modified: September 8, 2024