# 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 2/5 + 3 1/8 + 2/3 = 1223/120 = 10 23/120 ≅ 10.1916667

Spelled result in words is one thousand two hundred twenty-three one-hundred twentieths (or ten and twenty-three one-hundred twentieths).### How do you solve fractions step by step?

- Conversion a mixed number 6 2/5 to a improper fraction: 6 2/5 = 6 2/5 = 6 · 5 + 2/5 = 30 + 2/5 = 32/5

To find 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 previous step 30 to the numerator 2. New numerator is 30 + 2 = 32

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 32) over the denominator 5.

Six and two fifths is thirty-two fifths - Conversion a mixed number 3 1/8 to a improper fraction: 3 1/8 = 3 1/8 = 3 · 8 + 1/8 = 24 + 1/8 = 25/8

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 1. New numerator is 24 + 1 = 25

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 25) over the denominator 8.

Three and one eighth is twenty-five eighths - Add: 32/5 + 25/8 = 32 · 8/5 · 8 + 25 · 5/8 · 5 = 256/40 + 125/40 = 256 + 125/40 = 381/40

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(5, 8) = 40. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 5 × 8 = 40. In the next intermediate step, the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.

In words - thirty-two fifths plus twenty-five eighths = three hundred eighty-one fortieths. - Add: the result of step No. 3 + 2/3 = 381/40 + 2/3 = 381 · 3/40 · 3 + 2 · 40/3 · 40 = 1143/120 + 80/120 = 1143 + 80/120 = 1223/120

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(40, 3) = 120. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 40 × 3 = 120. In the next intermediate step, the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.

In words - three hundred eighty-one fortieths plus two thirds = one thousand two hundred twenty-three one-hundred twentieths.

#### 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:

- How many 3

How many hours the Andersons watched TV in all Wednesday 3/1 hr Thursdays 2/3 hr Friday 4/5 hr Saturday 3/4 hr - Evaluate expression

Evaluate expression using BODMAS rule: 1 1/4+1 1/5÷3/5-5/8 - Complicated sum minus product

What must be subtracted from the sum of 3/8 and 5/16 to get difference equal to the product of 5/8 and 3/16? - A large 2

A large popcorn bag holds four times as much as a small popcorn bag at the end of the party 3 1/3 small bags and 2 1/4 large bags left. How many small bags with the leftover popcorn fill? - Evaluate 17

Evaluate 2x+6y when x=- 4/5 and y=1/3. Write your answer as a fraction or mixed number in simplest form. - Metal rod

You have a metal rod that’s 51/64 inches long. The rod needs to be trimmed. You cut 1/64 inches from one end and 1/32 inches from the other end. Next, you cut the rod into 6 equal pieces. What will be the final length of each piece? - The cost 2

The cost of 5 apples is $3.45 and 5 oranges is $1.23. If Rachel buys one apple and one orange, then how much must she pay? - Marvin

Marvin buys a hose that is 27 ¾ feet long. He already owns a hose at home that is ⅔ the length of the new hose. How many total yards of hose does Marvin have now? - Baxter

Baxter ate 1/12 of a box of dog food. Now the box is 3/4 full. What fraction of the full of a full box was there before Baxter? - Stock market 2

For the week of July 22, the following day to day changes in the stock market was recorded a certain stock: -2 on Monday; +4 Tuesday; -8 Wednesday; + 2 1/2 Thursday; - 3 1/4 Friday. The stock began the week at 78 points. How many points did it finish with - A 14.5-gallon

A 14.5-gallon gasoline tank is 3/4 full. How many gallons will it take to fill the tank? Write your answer as a mixed number. - Sayavong

Sayavong is making cookies for the class. He has a recipe that calls for 3 and 1/2 cups of flour. He has 7/8 of a cup of wheat flour, and 2 and 1/2 cups of white flour. Does Mr. Sayavong have enough flour to make the cookies? - Food weight

Stacie is a resident at the medical facility where you work. You are asked to chart the amount of solid food that she consumes. For the noon meal, today she ate 1/2 of a 3-ounce serving of meatloaf, 3/4 of her 3-ounce serving of mashed potatoes, and 1/3 o

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