# Fraction calculator

This fractions calculator performs all fraction operations - addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and evaluates expressions with fractions. It also shows detailed step-by-step informations.

## The result:

### 6 1/5 - 4 1/4 = 39/20 = 1 19/20 = 1.95

The spelled result in words is thirty-nine twentieths (or one and nineteen twentieths).### How do we solve fractions step by step?

- Conversion a mixed number 6 1/5 to a improper fraction: 6 1/5 = 6 1/5 = 6 · 5 + 1/5 = 30 + 1/5 = 31/5

To find a new numerator:

a) Multiply the whole number 6 by the denominator 5. Whole number 6 equally 6 * 5/5 = 30/5

b) Add the answer from the previous step 30 to the numerator 1. New numerator is 30 + 1 = 31

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 31) over the denominator 5.

Six and one fifth is thirty-one fifths. - Conversion a mixed number 4 1/4 to a improper fraction: 4 1/4 = 4 1/4 = 4 · 4 + 1/4 = 16 + 1/4 = 17/4

To find a new numerator:

a) Multiply the whole number 4 by the denominator 4. Whole number 4 equally 4 * 4/4 = 16/4

b) Add the answer from the previous step 16 to the numerator 1. New numerator is 16 + 1 = 17

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 17) over the denominator 4.

Four and one quarter is seventeen quarters. - Subtract: 31/5 - 17/4 = 31 · 4/5 · 4 - 17 · 5/4 · 5 = 124/20 - 85/20 = 124 - 85/20 = 39/20

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(5, 4) = 20. It is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 5 × 4 = 20. In the following intermediate step, it cannot further simplify the fraction result by canceling.

In other words - thirty-one fifths minus seventeen quarters is thirty-nine twentieths.

### 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) |

#### 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

• reciprocal of a fraction: 1 : 3/4

• square of a fraction: 2/3 ^ 2

• cube of a fraction: 2/3 ^ 3

• exponentiation of a fraction: 1/2 ^ 4

• 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

• square root of a fraction: sqrt(1/16)

• 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

**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 be evaluated from left to right.

## Fractions in word problems:

- Closer to one

Here are two sums: A=1/2 + 1/3 and B=1/5 + 1/3. Which of the two sums is closer in value to 1? You must show your work and state clearly whether the answer is A or B. - Shopping 7

I went into a shop with 210.00 and spent 1/7 of it on eggs and 1/2 of it on fruits. How much did I have left? - Ahsan

Ahsan has a large pizza. He gives 1/3 to his sister and 1/4 to his mother. What fraction of the pizza does Ahsan have left? - Tourists 82400

On the first day, tourists covered 3/14 of the planned route, on the second day 1/3 of the route, and on the third day 8/21 of the route. On which day did they walk the longest part of the route (1,2,3)?

- Cupcakes

In a bowl were some cupcakes. Janka ate one-third, and Danka ate one-quarter of the cupcakes. a) How many cookies ate together? b) How many cookies remain in a bowl? Write the results as a decimal number and notepad as a fraction. - A farmer 9

A farmer has 3 hectares of an orchard. ½ of the land is occupied by apples, ⅙ of the remainder is occupied by lemon trees, and tree tomatoes occupy the rest of it. Find the fraction of the land occupied by tree tomatoes. - 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.

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Last Modified: October 9, 2024