# 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 2/3 + 9 3/4 = 209/12 = 17 5/12 ≅ 17.4166667

Spelled result in words is two hundred nine twelfths (or seventeen and five twelfths).### How do you solve fractions step by step?

- Conversion a mixed number 7 2/3 to a improper fraction: 7 2/3 = 7 2/3 = 7 · 3 + 2/3 = 21 + 2/3 = 23/3

To find new numerator:

a) Multiply the whole number 7 by the denominator 3. Whole number 7 equally 7 * 3/3 = 21/3

b) Add the answer from previous step 21 to the numerator 2. New numerator is 21 + 2 = 23

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 23) over the denominator 3.

Seven and two thirds is twenty-three thirds - Conversion a mixed number 9 3/4 to a improper fraction: 9 3/4 = 9 3/4 = 9 · 4 + 3/4 = 36 + 3/4 = 39/4

To find new numerator:

a) Multiply the whole number 9 by the denominator 4. Whole number 9 equally 9 * 4/4 = 36/4

b) Add the answer from previous step 36 to the numerator 3. New numerator is 36 + 3 = 39

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 39) over the denominator 4.

Nine and three quarters is thirty-nine quarters - Add: 23/3 + 39/4 = 23 · 4/3 · 4 + 39 · 3/4 · 3 = 92/12 + 117/12 = 92 + 117/12 = 209/12

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-three thirds plus thirty-nine quarters = two hundred nine 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.

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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? - 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. - The book 4

Mr. Kinion read 3 3/4 chapters in his book on Monday. He then read 2 4/6 more chapters on Tuesday. How many chapters has he read so far? - Fractions mul add sum

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