# 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:

### 71/4 - 33/4 = 7/2 = 3 1/2 = 3.5

Spelled result in words is seven halfs (or three and one half).

### How do you solve fractions step by step?

1. Conversion a mixed number 7 1/4 to a improper fraction: 7 1/4 = 7 1/4 = 7 · 4 + 1/4 = 28 + 1/4 = 29/4

To find new numerator:
a) Multiply the whole number 7 by the denominator 4. Whole number 7 equally 7 * 4/4 = 28/4
b) Add the answer from previous step 28 to the numerator 1. New numerator is 28 + 1 = 29
c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 29) over the denominator 4.

Seven and one quarter is twenty-nine quarters
2. Conversion a mixed number 3 3/4 to a improper fraction: 3 3/4 = 3 3/4 = 3 · 4 + 3/4 = 12 + 3/4 = 15/4

To find new numerator:
a) Multiply the whole number 3 by the denominator 4. Whole number 3 equally 3 * 4/4 = 12/4
b) Add the answer from previous step 12 to the numerator 3. New numerator is 12 + 3 = 15
c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 15) over the denominator 4.

Three and three quarters is fifteen quarters
3. Subtract: 29/4 - 15/4 = 29 - 15/4 = 14/4 = 2 · 7/2 · 2 = 7/2
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(4, 4) = 4. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 4 × 4 = 16. In the next intermediate step, , cancel by a common factor of 2 gives 7/2.
In words - twenty-nine quarters minus fifteen quarters = seven halfs.

#### 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:

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:

• Math test
Obelix filled a mathematical test in which he answered 25 questions. For every correct answer, he received 5 points, for each bad answer he had 3 points deducted. Obelix gained 36% of all points in the test. How many questions did he solve correctly?
• Package
The package was 23 meters of textile. The first day sold 12.3 meters. How many meters of textile remained in the package?
• Issac
Issac eats 1/6 of the pizza. Maya then eats 3/5 of the remaining pizza. What fraction of the original pizza is left?
• Of the 2
Of the shapes,1/6 are triangles and 5/12 are pentagons. What fraction of the shapes are either triangles or pentagons?
• Rita has
Rita has 3/4 m of Ifugao cloth. She used 2/3 m for placement. What part of Ifugao cloth was left?
• Cereals
Ari and Joey share a 30-ounce box of cereal. By the end of the week, Ari has eaten 3/10 of the box, and Joey has eaten 3/5 of the box of cereal. How many ounces are left in the box?
• Bathroom 4
Dolor puts 3 1/2 pails of water into a water container in the bathroom every day. Her daughter, Lei, uses 2 1/4 pails of water every day when taking a bath. If the water container had 5 5/8 pails of water at the start, how much water is left in it after 5
• Pediatrician
Pediatrician this month of 20 working days takes 8 days holidays. What is the probability that on Monday it will be at work?
• The Mayflower
The Mayflower traveled for 66 days on the trip from England to America. The weather was storming for many days of their trip. If one and a half of the days at Sea where Sunny with good weather, 1/6 of the days were sunny but very windy and the other days
• Fraction expression
Which expression is equivalent to : minus 9 minus left parenthesis minus 4 start fraction 1 divided by 3 end fraction right parenthesis
• Pizza fractions
Ann ate a third of a pizza and then another quater. Total part of pizza eaten by Ann and how much pizza is left?
• Two pizzas
Jacobs mom bought two whole pizzas. He ate 2/10 of the pizza and his dad ate 1 1/5. How much is left.
• Visit to grandmother
Robert's family traveled 5/8 of the distance to his grandmother’s house on Saturday. They traveled 1/3 of the remaining distance on Sunday. What fraction of the total distance to his grandmother’s house was traveled on Sunday?