# 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:

### 7/8 - 1/3 = 13/24 ≅ 0.5416667

Spelled result in words is thirteen twenty-fourths.### How do you solve fractions step by step?

- Subtract: 7/8 - 1/3 = 7 · 3/8 · 3 - 1 · 8/3 · 8 = 21/24 - 8/24 = 21 - 8/24 = 13/24

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(8, 3) = 24. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 8 × 3 = 24. In the next intermediate step, the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.

In words - seven eighths minus one third = thirteen twenty-fourths.

#### 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:

- The recipe

The recipe they are following requires 7/8 cups of milk, Tom already put 3/8 cups of milk. How much milk should Lea add to follow the recipe? - Difference mixed fractions

What is the difference between 4 2/3 and 3 1/6? - Carrie

Carrie picked 2/5 of the raspberries from the garden, and Robin picked some too. When they were finished, 1/3 of the raspberries still needed to be picked. What fraction of the raspberries did Robin pick? Use pictures, numbers or words and write your fi - Honey

Ila collected the honey from 3 of her beehives. From the first hive, she collected 2/3 gallons of honey. The last two hives yielded 1/4 gallon each. After using some of the honey she collected for baking, Lila found that she only had 3/4 gallon of honey l - 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? - Curtain

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? - Half of 2

Half of Ethan’s string is equal to 2/3 of Kayla’s string. The total length of their strings is 10 feet. How much longer is Ethan’s string than Kayla’s? - Toilets

Federal law requires that all residential toilets sold in the United States use no more than 1 3/5 gallons of water per flush. Before this legislation, conventional toilets used 3 2/5 gallons of water per flush. Find the amount of water saved in one year - Math test

Brayden was solving some math problems for the math team. He answered 2 math problems. Matthew answered 3, John answered 1 reasoning. Matthew 1/2 times as many. Brayden said that 2/6. Is he correct? Why or why not? Be sure to explain your answer. - Kenneth

Kenneth is painting his kitchen and bathroom. He bought 5 gallons of paint to paint the two rooms. He uses 1/4 of that amount to paint the bathroom and the rest to paint the kitchen. How many gallons of paint did Kenneth use to paint the kitchen? - There 14

There are 250 people in a museum. 2/5 of the 250 people are girls 3/10 of the 250 people are boys The rest of the 250 people are adults Work out the number of adults in the museum. - Submerging

Monika dove 9 meters below the ocean's surface. She then dove 13 meters deeper. Then she rose 19 and one-fourth meters. What was her position concerning the water's surface (the water surface = 0, minus values = above water level, plus = above water level - Interior designer

To make draperies an interior designer needs 11 1/4 yards of material for the den and 8 1/2 yards for the living room. If material comes only in 20 yard bolts, how much will be left over after completing both sets of draperies?

next math problems »