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:

6 2/3 - 4 3/4 = 23/12 = 1 11/121.9166667

Spelled result in words is twenty-three twelfths (or one and eleven twelfths).

How do you solve fractions step by step?

  1. Conversion a mixed number 6 2/3 to a improper fraction: 6 2/3 = 6 2/3 = 6 · 3 + 2/3 = 18 + 2/3 = 20/3

    To find new numerator:
    a) Multiply the whole number 6 by the denominator 3. Whole number 6 equally 6 * 3/3 = 18/3
    b) Add the answer from previous step 18 to the numerator 2. New numerator is 18 + 2 = 20
    c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 20) over the denominator 3.

    Six and two thirds is twenty thirds
  2. Conversion a mixed number 4 3/4 to a improper fraction: 4 3/4 = 4 3/4 = 4 · 4 + 3/4 = 16 + 3/4 = 19/4

    To find 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 previous step 16 to the numerator 3. New numerator is 16 + 3 = 19
    c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 19) over the denominator 4.

    Four and three quarters is nineteen quarters
  3. Subtract: 20/3 - 19/4 = 20 · 4/3 · 4 - 19 · 3/4 · 3 = 80/12 - 57/12 = 80 - 57/12 = 23/12
    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(3, 4) = 12. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 3 × 4 = 12. In the next intermediate step, the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.
    In words - twenty thirds minus nineteen quarters = twenty-three twelfths.

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:

adding fractions: 2/4 + 3/4
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:

  • Michael
    chocholate Michael had a bar of chocolate. He ate 1/2 of it and gave away 1/3. What fraction had he left?
  • Empty and full
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  • Animal species
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  • Two cakes
    cake Two cakes were each cut into 8 slices. Maria ate   1/8 of the chocolate cake and 1 slice of carrot cake. Julia ate  1/2 of the carrot cake. Mark ate 1 slice of each. Thomas ate 3 slices of chocolate cake. How many slices were left?
  • Circular garden
    seed 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
  • Mr. Peter
    garden_el Mr. Peter mowed 2/7 of his lawn. His son mowed 1/4 of it. Who mowed the most? How much of the lawn still need to be mowed?
  • On the floor 2
    floor2 The floor area of a living room is 9 7/9 m2. A carpet with an area of 5 5/8 m2 is placed on the floor. Find the area of the room that is not covered with carpet.
  • Shirts
    skola In a classroom, 1/6 of the students are wearing blue shirts and 2/3 are wearing white shirts. There are 36 students in the class. How many students are wearing a shirt other than blue or white?
  • Grandmother
    motion2 Stella's family traveled 5/8 of the distance to her grandmother’s house on Saturday. They traveled 2/3 of the remaining distance on Sunday. What fraction of the total distance to her grandmother’s house was traveled on Sunday?
  • Curtain
    textiles Mrs. Lazo bought 9 1/8 m curtain cloth. She used 3 5/6 m to make a curtain for their bedroom. How many meters of cloth were not used?
  • Martin
    wood Martin is making a model of a Native American canoe. He has 5 1/2 feet of wood. He uses 2 3/4 feet for the hull and 1 1/4 feet for a paddle. How much wood does he have left? Martin has feet of wood left.
  • Three friends
    watertank John, Peter, and Pablo each carried a 24 liters bucket full of water down the hill. After they reached the bottom, John's bucket was only 3/4 full, Peter's bucket was 2/3 full, and Pablo's was 1/6 full. How much liters of water did they spill altogether o
  • Colored blocks
    vaha2 Tucker and his classmates placed colored blocks on a scale during a science lab. The brown block weighed 8.94 pounds, and the red block weighed 1.87 pounds. How much more did the brown block weigh than the red block?


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