# 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:

### 61/4 - 35/8 = 21/8 = 2 5/8 = 2.625

Spelled result in words is twenty-one eighths (or two and five eighths).

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

1. Conversion a mixed number 6 1/4 to a improper fraction: 6 1/4 = 6 1/4 = 6 · 4 + 1/4 = 24 + 1/4 = 25/4

To find new numerator:
a) Multiply the whole number 6 by the denominator 4. Whole number 6 equally 6 * 4/4 = 24/4
b) Add the answer from previous step 24 to the numerator 1. New numerator is 24 + 1 = 25
c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 25) over the denominator 4.

Six and one quarter is twenty-five quarters
2. Conversion a mixed number 3 5/8 to a improper fraction: 3 5/8 = 3 5/8 = 3 · 8 + 5/8 = 24 + 5/8 = 29/8

To find new numerator:
a) Multiply the whole number 3 by the denominator 8. Whole number 3 equally 3 * 8/8 = 24/8
b) Add the answer from previous step 24 to the numerator 5. New numerator is 24 + 5 = 29
c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 29) over the denominator 8.

Three and five eighths is twenty-nine eighths
3. Subtract: 25/4 - 29/8 = 25 · 2/4 · 2 - 29/8 = 50/8 - 29/8 = 50 - 29/8 = 21/8
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(4, 8) = 8. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 4 × 8 = 32. In the next intermediate step, the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.
In words - twenty-five quarters minus twenty-nine eighths = twenty-one eighths.

#### 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:

• Regrouping
Subtract mixed number with regrouping: 11 17/20- 6 19/20
• Square metal sheet
We cut out four squares of 300 mm side from a square sheet metal plate with a side of 0,7 m. Express the fraction and the percentage of waste from the square metal sheet.
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?
• Coloured teacups
The teacups in Tea Stop 55 are `2/5` green and `3/10` yellow. What fraction of the teacups are neither green nor yellow?
• Animal species
Of 100 types of animals, 9/100 were discovered in ancient times, and 2/100 were discovered in the Middle Ages. Another 3/10 were discovered in the 1800s. What fraction of the 100 types of animals was discovered after the 1800s? Explain.
Erika’s career consists of filing, typing and answering phones. She spends 1/6 of her time filing and 5/8 of her time typing. What fraction of her time does she spend answering phone calls?
• A laundry
Mr. Green washed 1/4 of his laundry. His son washed 3/7 of it. Who washed most of the laundry? How much of the laundry still needs to be washed?
• Bitoo and Reena
Bitoo ate 3/5 part of an apple and the remaining part was eaten by his sister Reena. How much part of an apple did Renna eat? Who had the larger share? By how much?
• Circular garden
Alice creates a circular vegetable garden. Tomatoes are planted in 1/3 of the circular garden, carrots are planted in 2/5 of the circular garden, and green peppers are planted in 1/10 of the circular garden. What fraction represents the remaining unplante
• 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.
• The boy
The boy scouts spent 10/12 hour doing their daily exercises. They only used 1/4 hour in hiking. How much time did they use for other body exercises?
• Birthday party
Jay brought 2 pizzas for his birthday party. At the birthday party, they eye 1 4/7 pizzas . What’s the fraction of pizzas they have left?
• The Bakery
At a Bakery, ⅗ of the baked goods are pies, and the rest are cakes. ⅓ of the pies are coconut. ⅙ of the cakes are angel food. What fraction of all the baked goods at the Bakery are coconut pies? What fraction of all the baked goods at the Bakery are are a