# Fraction calculator

This calculator divides an integer (or whole number) by a fraction. To divide an integer by a fraction, multiply the denominator by the integer and place it over the numerator. Then simplify the result to the lowest terms or a mixed number.

## The result:

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

Spelled result in words is twelve.### How do we 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 following intermediate step, cancel by a common factor of 2 gives 12/1.

In other words - eight divided by two thirds is twelve.

#### Rules for expressions with fractions:

**Fractions**- use a forward slash to divide the numerator by the denominator, i.e., for five-hundredths, enter

**5/100**. If you use mixed numbers, leave a space between the whole and fraction parts.

**Mixed numerals**(mixed numbers or fractions) keep one space between the integer and

fraction and use a forward slash to input fractions i.e.,

**1 2/3**. An example of a negative mixed fraction:

**-5 1/2**.

Because slash is both sign for fraction line and division, use a colon (:) as the operator of division fractions i.e.,

**1/2 : 1/3**.

Decimals (decimal numbers) enter with a decimal point

**.**and they are automatically converted to fractions - i.e.

**1.45**.

### Math Symbols

Symbol | Symbol name | Symbol Meaning | Example |
---|---|---|---|

+ | plus sign | addition | 1/2 + 1/3 |

- | minus sign | subtraction | 1 1/2 - 2/3 |

* | asterisk | multiplication | 2/3 * 3/4 |

× | times sign | multiplication | 2/3 × 5/6 |

: | division sign | division | 1/2 : 3 |

/ | division slash | division | 1/3 / 5 |

: | colon | complex fraction | 1/2 : 1/3 |

^ | caret | exponentiation / power | 1/4^3 |

() | parentheses | calculate expression inside first | -3/5 - (-1/4) |

#### 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

• reciprocal of a fraction: 1 : 3/4

• square of a fraction: 2/3^2

• cube of a fraction: 2/3^3

• exponentiation of a fraction: 1/2^4

• 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) : 4/22 - dividing the numerator and denominator of a fraction by the same non-zero number - equivalent fraction

• 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

**the 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.

**MDAS**- Multiplication and Division have the same precedence over Addition and Subtraction. The MDAS rule is the order of operations part of the PEMDAS rule.

Be careful; always do

**multiplication and division**before

**addition and subtraction**. Some operators (+ and -) and (* and /) have the same priority and must be evaluated from left to right.

## Fractions in word problems:

- Pie division

5/8 of a pie divided into six pieces. Each friend got 1/6. What fraction of the whole pie does each person receive? - Chocolate division

How much would everyone get if I had 4/5 of a chocolate bar and wanted to split it evenly among three people? - Jaenette

Janette served 3/4 of a pizza to her friends. Each visitor was given 1/4 of the pizza. How many visitors shared the pizza? - Paola

Paola has 3/4 of a candy bar. He wants to give 1/8 of the candy bar to each of his friends. How many friends can have 1/8 of the candy bar? - Two-thirds 15

Two-thirds of a pie has already been eaten. What fraction of the pie would still leave if John ate 1/2 of what of the remaining pie? - Soup 4

Cornell makes 11/12 of a gallon of soup. He eats equal portions of soup for 5 days, with no soup remaining after the 5th day. How many gallons of soup did Cornell eat each day? - Mrs. Glover

Mrs. Glover is making brownies for the girls' tennis team. She took 1/5 of the leftover brownies to school to give to her three friends. How much did each friend get? - A seller

A seller sliced some pizza into eights. After selling 57 slices, seven slices were left. How many whole pizzas did the vendor slice? - A lawn

Sean and his sister, Betty, equally mowed 8/9th of the total area of a lawn. What fraction of the total area did each of them mow? - Fraction expression

Which expression is equivalent to : Minus 9 minus left parenthesis minus 4 start fraction 1 divided by 3 end fraction right parenthesis - Solve 21

Solve the following problem and write the answer as a mixed number in the lowest terms: 8/11 ÷ 4/9. - A reciprocal

What is the reciprocal for 4/3? ("RECIPROCAL" is the math word for when we FLIP a fraction...Example: the reciprocal of 3/4 is 4/3.) - Pizza 5

You have 2/4 of a pizza, and you want to share it equally between 2 people. How much pizza does each person get? - The bread

There are 12 slices of bread, and each person gets 3/4 of a slice of bread. How many people get bread? - Birthday party

You are having a birthday party and are inviting 6 friends. You have 9 cupcakes, and you are going to share the cupcakes fairly among you and your 6 friends. How many cupcakes each friend will receive?

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