# 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:

### 81/4 - 32/5 - (21/3 - 1/4) = 83/30 = 2 23/30 ≅ 2.7666667

Spelled result in words is eighty-three thirtieths (or two and twenty-three thirtieths).

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

1. Conversion a mixed number 8 1/4 to a improper fraction: 8 1/4 = 8 1/4 = 8 · 4 + 1/4 = 32 + 1/4 = 33/4

To find a new numerator:
a) Multiply the whole number 8 by the denominator 4. Whole number 8 equally 8 * 4/4 = 32/4
b) Add the answer from previous step 32 to the numerator 1. New numerator is 32 + 1 = 33
c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 33) over the denominator 4.

Eight and one quarter is thirty-three quarters
2. Conversion a mixed number 3 2/5 to a improper fraction: 3 2/5 = 3 2/5 = 3 · 5 + 2/5 = 15 + 2/5 = 17/5

To find a new numerator:
a) Multiply the whole number 3 by the denominator 5. Whole number 3 equally 3 * 5/5 = 15/5
b) Add the answer from previous step 15 to the numerator 2. New numerator is 15 + 2 = 17
c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 17) over the denominator 5.

Three and two fifths is seventeen fifths
3. Subtract: 33/4 - 17/5 = 33 · 5/4 · 5 - 17 · 4/5 · 4 = 165/20 - 68/20 = 165 - 68/20 = 97/20
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, 5) = 20. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 4 × 5 = 20. In the following intermediate step, the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.
In other words - thirty-three quarters minus seventeen fifths = ninety-seven twentieths.
4. Conversion a mixed number 2 1/3 to a improper fraction: 2 1/3 = 2 1/3 = 2 · 3 + 1/3 = 6 + 1/3 = 7/3

To find a new numerator:
a) Multiply the whole number 2 by the denominator 3. Whole number 2 equally 2 * 3/3 = 6/3
b) Add the answer from previous step 6 to the numerator 1. New numerator is 6 + 1 = 7
c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 7) over the denominator 3.

Two and one third is seven thirds
5. Subtract: 7/3 - 1/4 = 7 · 4/3 · 4 - 1 · 3/4 · 3 = 28/12 - 3/12 = 28 - 3/12 = 25/12
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 following intermediate step, the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.
In other words - seven thirds minus one quarter = twenty-five twelfths.
6. Subtract: the result of step No. 3 - the result of step No. 5 = 97/20 - 25/12 = 97 · 3/20 · 3 - 25 · 5/12 · 5 = 291/60 - 125/60 = 291 - 125/60 = 166/60 = 2 · 83/2 · 30 = 83/30
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(20, 12) = 60. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 20 × 12 = 240. In the following intermediate step, cancel by a common factor of 2 gives 83/30.
In other words - ninety-seven twentieths minus twenty-five twelfths = eighty-three thirtieths.

#### Rules for expressions with fractions:

Fractions - simply use a forward 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 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:

• Mother 7 Mother bought 18 fruits. 1/3 were pineapple and the rest  were mangoes . how many were mangoes
• From a 2 From a rope that is 11 m long, two pieces of lengths 13/5 m and 33/10 m are cut off. What is the length of the remaining rope?
• Mixed numbers Five and two-thirds minus 2 and one-half equals what number? A three and one-sixth B three and two-thirds C three and one-half D three and five-sixths
• 5 2/5 5 2/5 hours a week  mathematics,  3 3/4 hours a week   Natural sciences, 4 3/8 hours a week  Technology . how many hours does  he spend on social sciences if he spend 17 1/2 hours a week for the four subject?
• Jose studied Jose studied for 4 and 1/2 hours on Saturday and another 6 and 1/4 hours on Sunday. How many subjects did he study if he has alloted 1 and 1/2 hours per subject on Saturday and 1 and 1/4 hours per subject on Sunday?
• Benhur Benhur boiled 1 1/4 liters of water in a kettle. After 10 1/2 minutes he measured the water again. It had 3/4 liters left in the kettle. What is the amount of water that evaporates every minutes?
• Savings Eva borrowed 1/3 of her savings to her brother, 1/2 of savings spent in the store and 7 euros left. How much did she save?
• Pounds Three pounds subtract 1/3 of a pound.
• Square metal sheet We cut out four squares of 300 mm side from a square sheet metal plate with a side of 0,7 m. Express the fraction and the percentage of waste from the square metal sheet.
• Sundar Sundar has 50 chocolates. He gave 2/5 of these chocolates to Ram and he ate 1/5 of them. How many chocolates are left with Sundar? About 6/9 of the sixth- grade pupils will be going to the parents' seminar. If 1/6 of the participants are girls, what part of the portion of sixth graders are boys? Ali bought 5/6 litre of milk. He drank 1/2 litre and his brother drank 1/6 litre. How much litre of milk left? A number, X, is subtracted from 8 1/4. The result is 12 3/5. What is the value of X?