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:

5 4/5 - 2 2/3 = 47/15 = 3 2/153.1333333

Spelled result in words is forty-seven fifteenths (or three and two fifteenths).

How do you solve fractions step by step?

  1. Conversion a mixed number 5 4/5 to a improper fraction: 5 4/5 = 5 4/5 = 5 · 5 + 4/5 = 25 + 4/5 = 29/5

    To find a new numerator:
    a) Multiply the whole number 5 by the denominator 5. Whole number 5 equally 5 * 5/5 = 25/5
    b) Add the answer from previous step 25 to the numerator 4. New numerator is 25 + 4 = 29
    c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 29) over the denominator 5.

    Five and four fifths is twenty-nine fifths
  2. Conversion a mixed number 2 2/3 to a improper fraction: 2 2/3 = 2 2/3 = 2 · 3 + 2/3 = 6 + 2/3 = 8/3

    To find a new numerator:
    a) Multiply the whole number 2 by the denominator 3. Whole number 2 equally 2 * 3/3 = 6/3
    b) Add the answer from previous step 6 to the numerator 2. New numerator is 6 + 2 = 8
    c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 8) over the denominator 3.

    Two and two thirds is eight thirds
  3. Subtract: 29/5 - 8/3 = 29 · 3/5 · 3 - 8 · 5/3 · 5 = 87/15 - 40/15 = 87 - 40/15 = 47/15
    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(5, 3) = 15. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 5 × 3 = 15. In the following intermediate step, it cannot further simplify the fraction result by canceling.
    In other words - twenty-nine fifths minus eight thirds = forty-seven fifteenths.

Rules for expressions with fractions:

Fractions - simply use a forward 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 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:

adding fractions: 2/4 + 3/4
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:

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  • Michael
    Michael had a bar of chocolate. He ate 1/2 of it and gave away 1/3. What fraction had he left?
  • Mother 7
    Mother bought 18 fruits. 1/3 were pineapple and the rest  were mangoes . how many were mangoes
  • 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?
  • Mrs. Susan
    Mrs. Susan bought 1/8 m of curtain cloth. She used 3/5 m to make a curtain for the living room window. How many meters of cloth were not used?
  • Karina
    Karina has 5 4/7 meters of cloth. She needs 3 1/6 meters of it in making a curtain for her window. How many meters of cloth were left to her after making the curtain?
  • On day
    On day one of the trip they drove 1/4 of the total distance. On day two they drove 1/2 of the total distance. What fraction of the total distance is left to travel?
  • Antonio
    Antonio is thinking of an improper fraction and a mixed fraction which have a sum of 5 5/12. The improper fraction is 8/3. What is the mixed number?
  • Bucket of clay
    Tina and Bill share a 12-ounce bucket of clay. By the end of the week, Tina has used 1/6 of the bucket, and Bill has used 2/3 of the bucket of clay. How many ounces are left in the bucket?
  • A farmer's heritage
    A farmer died leaving his 17 horses to his 3 sons. When his sons opened up the Will it read: My eldest son should get 1/2 (half) of total horses; My middle son should be given 1/3rd (one-third) of the total horses; My youngest son should be given 1/9th (o
  • Tree planting
    The trapezoidal garden has bases 44 m and 16 m long. Their distance is 25 m. How many square meters of its area will remain for tree planting if we use 1/5 of the entire site to construct a cottage, backyard, and road. Is it possible to determine the leng
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  • Metal rod
    You have a metal rod that’s 51/64 inches long. The rod needs to be trimmed. You cut 1/64 inches from one end and 1/32 inches from the other end. Next, you cut the rod into 6 equal pieces. What will be the final length of each piece?


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