# 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:

### 54/7 ÷ 210/21 = 9/4 = 2 1/4 = 2.25

Spelled result in words is nine quarters (or two and one quarter).

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

1. Conversion a mixed number 5 4/7 to a improper fraction: 5 4/7 = 5 4/7 = 5 · 7 + 4/7 = 35 + 4/7 = 39/7

To find a 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 4. New numerator is 35 + 4 = 39
c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 39) over the denominator 7.

Five and four sevenths is thirty-nine sevenths
2. Conversion a mixed number 2 10/21 to a improper fraction: 2 10/21 = 2 10/21 = 2 · 21 + 10/21 = 42 + 10/21 = 52/21

To find a new numerator:
a) Multiply the whole number 2 by the denominator 21. Whole number 2 equally 2 * 21/21 = 42/21
b) Add the answer from previous step 42 to the numerator 10. New numerator is 42 + 10 = 52
c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 52) over the denominator 21.

Two and ten twenty-firsts is fifty-two twenty-firsts
3. Divide: 39/7 : 52/21 = 39/7 · 21/52 = 39 · 21/7 · 52 = 819/364 = 91 · 9 /91 · 4 = 9/4
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 52/21 is 21/52) of the second fraction. Next, multiply the two numerators. Then, multiply the two denominators. In the following intermediate step, cancel by a common factor of 91 gives 9/4.
In other words - thirty-nine sevenths divided by fifty-two twenty-firsts = nine 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:

• Giraffes to monkeys The ratio of the number of giraffes to the number of monkeys in a zoo is 2 to 5. Which statement about the giraffes and monkeys could be true? A. For every 10 monkeys in the zoo, there are 4 giraffes. B. For every  giraffe in the zoo, there are 3 monkeys.
• Stones in aquarium In an aquarium with a length 2 m; width 1.5 m and a depth of 2.5 m is a water level up to three-quarters of the depth. Can we place stones with a volume of 2 m3 into the aquarium without water being poured out?
• Luke Luke, Seth, and Anja have empty glasses. Mr. Gabel pours 3/6 cup of orange juice in Seth's glass. Then he pouts 1/6 cup of orange juice in Luke's glass and 2/6 cup of orange juice in Anja's glass. Who gets the MOST orange juice?
• 5 books 5 books cost \$28.75. Justin wants to buy 8 similar books. He has \$50. Does he have enough?
• Orchard One-eighth of the trees in the fruit plant in winter froze, and one-twelfth of damaged disease and pests. Healthy trees remained 152. Is it enough to supply 35 trees to restore the original number of trees in the orchard?
• 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.
• Pizza palace Josh is at Enzo's pizza palace. He can sit at a table with 5 of his friends or at a different table with seven of his friends. The same size pizza is shared equally among the people at each table. At which table should Josh sit to get more pizza? (write t
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