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 3/15 + 9 12/15 = 17/1 = 17

Spelled result in words is seventeen.

How do you solve fractions step by step?

  1. Conversion a mixed number 7 3/15 to a improper fraction: 7 3/15 = 7 3/15 = 7 · 15 + 3/15 = 105 + 3/15 = 108/15

    To find new numerator:
    a) Multiply the whole number 7 by the denominator 15. Whole number 7 equally 7 * 15/15 = 105/15
    b) Add the answer from previous step 105 to the numerator 3. New numerator is 105 + 3 = 108
    c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 108) over the denominator 15.

    Seven and three fifteenths is one hundred eight fifteenths
  2. Conversion a mixed number 9 12/15 to a improper fraction: 9 12/15 = 9 12/15 = 9 · 15 + 12/15 = 135 + 12/15 = 147/15

    To find new numerator:
    a) Multiply the whole number 9 by the denominator 15. Whole number 9 equally 9 * 15/15 = 135/15
    b) Add the answer from previous step 135 to the numerator 12. New numerator is 135 + 12 = 147
    c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 147) over the denominator 15.

    Nine and twelve fifteenths is one hundred forty-seven fifteenths
  3. Add: 108/15 + 147/15 = 108 + 147/15 = 255/15 = 15 · 17/15 · 1 = 17
    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(15, 15) = 15. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 15 × 15 = 225. In the next intermediate step, , cancel by a common factor of 15 gives 17/1.
    In words - one hundred eight fifteenths plus one hundred forty-seven fifteenths = seventeen.

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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