# Fraction calculator

This fraction calculator performs basic and advanced fraction operations, expressions with fractions combined with integers, decimals, and mixed numbers. It also shows detailed step-by-step information about the fraction calculation procedure. The calculator helps in finding value from multiple fractions operations. Solve problems with two, three, or more fractions and numbers in one expression.

## The result:

### 6 1/4 - 3 5/8 = 21/8 = 2 5/8 = 2.625

Spelled result in words is twenty-one eighths (or two and five eighths).### How do we solve fractions step by step?

- 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 a 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 the 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. - 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 a 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 the 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. - Subtract: 25/4 - 29/8 = 25 · 2/4 · 2 - 29/8 = 50/8 - 29/8 = 50 - 29/8 = 21/8

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

In other words - twenty-five quarters minus twenty-nine eighths is twenty-one 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) |

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