# Calculator multiplying a fraction by a whole number

This calculator multiplies integer (or whole number) by a fraction. To multiply the whole number by a fraction, we multiply the numerator by the whole number. Then simplify the result to the lowest terms or a mixed number.

### 6 * 3/4 = 9/2 = 4 1/2 = 4.5

Spelled result in words is nine halfs (or four and one half).### How do we solve fractions step by step?

- Multiple: 6 * 3/4 = 6 · 3/1 · 4 = 18/4 = 9 · 2/2 · 2 = 9/2

Multiply both numerators and denominators. Result fraction keep to lowest possible denominator GCD(18, 4) = 2. In the following intermediate step, cancel by a common factor of 2 gives 9/2.

In other words - six multiplied by three quarters is nine halfs.

#### 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) |

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 evaluate from left to right.

## Fractions in word problems:

- Someone

Someone ate 1/10 of a cake, leaving only 9/10. If you eat 2/3 of the cake left, how much of a whole cake will you have eaten? - Samantha

Samantha took 72 pictures on her beach vacation. 3/4 of those pictures are on the beach. How many pictures from her vacation are on the beach? - Trent

Trent operates a hot dog stand. On Wednesday, he used two bags of hot dog buns. On Thursday, he used 1/5 as many hot dog buns as Wednesday. How many bags of hot dog buns used Trent on Thursday? - Alice 3

Alice has R50 and spends 4/5 of her money. How much does Alice spend? - Tiffany

Tiffany ate 1/4 of a pizza. If there were 16 slices of pizza, to begin with, how many slices did Tiffany eat? - Slices of pizza

Maria ate 1/4 of a pizza. If there were 20 slices of pizza, how many slices did Maria eat? - Puppies

At an animal rescue, 5/6 of the animals are dogs. Three-fourths of the dogs are puppies. This model represents the fraction of the animals at the rescue that is puppies. What fraction of the animals at the rescue are puppies? - 7918/45510 60641

From 7918/45510, calculate 4/10 and 6/10 - There 12

There are 42 students in the class, and 2/3 of them are girls. How many girls are there in the class? - Peter 15

Peter try to calculate: 3/4 x 2/3 He did 3x3 to get 9 and 4 x 2 to get 8. The final answer is 8/9. Can you explain the error and how to help? What is the correct answer? - Scouts 4

4/7 out of the students in a school are boys. If 3/8 of the boys are scouts, how many scouts are there in a school of 1878 students?

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