# 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.

# Calculator multiplying a fraction by a whole number

### 6 * 3/4 = 9/2 = 4 1/2 = 4.5

Spelled result in words is nine halfs (or four and one half).### How do we solve fractions step by step?

- Multiple: 6 * 3/4 = 6 · 3/1 · 4 = 18/4 = 9 · 2/2 · 2 = 9/2

Multiply both numerators and denominators. Result fraction keep to lowest possible denominator GCD(18, 4) = 2. In the following intermediate step, cancel by a common factor of 2 gives 9/2.

In other words - six multiplied by three quarters is nine halfs.

#### 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) |

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 evaluate from left to right.

## Fractions in word problems:

- The parsley

Milka's grandmother planted 12 rows of vegetables. 1/6 of the rows are carrots. The rest is parsley. How many rows are planted with parsley? - Out 550,000.00

Out of 550,000.00, an amount of 325,000.00 was used. What fraction of the total amount was used? - In the cafeteria

There are 18 students in Jacob's homeroom. Six students bring their lunch to school. The rest eat lunch in the cafeteria. In the simplest form, what fraction of students eat lunch in the cafeteria? - Babies

Two adults, two children, and four babies are on a bus. What fraction of the people are babies? - Fruit basket

If there are seven apples and five oranges in the basket, what fraction of oranges are in the fruit basket? - Someone

Someone ate 1/10 of a cake, leaving only 9/10. If you eat 2/3 of the cake left, how much of a whole cake will you have eaten? - Denominator 2

The denominator of a fraction is five, and the numerator is 7. Write the fraction. - Evaluate expression

Calculate the value of the expression z/3 - 2 z/9 + 1/6, for z = 2 - Lowest terms 2

We can write the expression 4/12 in its lowest term as 1/3. What is 3/15 expressed in its lowest term? - Fraction and a decimal

Write as a fraction and a decimal. One and two plus three and five hundredths - Children 9

There are 11 children in a room. Six of the children are girls. What fraction of the children are girls?

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