# 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:

### 8 : 2/3 = 12/1 = 12

Spelled result in words is twelve.### How do you solve fractions step by step?

- Divide: 8 : 2/3 = 8/1 · 3/2 = 8 · 3/1 · 2 = 24/2 = 2 · 12 /2 · 1 = 12

Dividing two fractions is the same as multiplying the first fraction by the reciprocal value of the second fraction. The first sub-step is to find the reciprocal (reverse the numerator and denominator, reciprocal of 2/3 is 3/2) of the second fraction. Next, multiply the two numerators. Then, multiply the two denominators. In the next intermediate step, , cancel by a common factor of 2 gives 12/1.

In words - eight divided by two thirds = twelve.

#### 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:

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How many 2/3s are in 6? - Women

In a company of 1050 employees are 2/3 women. How many women work in the company? - Chocolate

Children break chocolate first to third and then every part of another half. What kind got each child? Draw a picture. What part would have received if each piece have halved? - Unit rate

Find unit rate: 6,840 customers in 45 days - Minutes

Write as fraction in basic form which part of the week is 980 minutes. - Container

How many three-quarters liters jar fill 30 liters container? - Find the 11

Find the quotient of 229.12 and 12.32 - Division of money

Calculate how many euros have Matthew, Miriam, Lucy, Michael, Janka when together have 2,700 euros and the amounts are at a ratio of 1:5:6:7:8. - Evaluate

The division of numbers 6 and 3 increase by-product of the numbers 115 and 0.1 - Soup from canteen

For how many people is 90 liters of soup enough if we assume 3/8 liter of soup per person in the canteen? - Self

A math text book is 2 2/9 inches thick. how many of these books will fit on a 120-inch self? - The third

The one-third rod is blue, one-half of the rod is red, the rest of the rod is white and measures 8 cm. How long is the whole rod? - Inheritance

After death father (♱ 62) remained mother (his wife) and its 3 children. Inheritance by law is that in the first mother will automatically get half of the property and other one-half inherited by heirs which are mother and her 3 children by the same share

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