Fraction calculator



The calculator performs basic and advanced operations with fractions, expressions with fractions combined with integers, decimals, and mixed numbers. Also shows detailed step-by-step information about fraction calculation procedure. Solve problems with two, three or more fractions and numbers in one expression.

Result:

8 1/5 + 9 1/2 = 17710 = 17710 = 17.7

Spelled result in words is one hundred seventy-seven tenths (or seventeen and seven tenths).

How do you solve fractions step by step?

  1. Conversion a mixed number 8 15 to a improper fraction: 8 1/5 = 8 15 = 8 · 5 + 15 = 40 + 15 = 415

    To find new numerator:
    a) Multiply the whole number 8 by the denominator 5. Whole number 8 equally 8 * 55 = 405
    b) Add the answer from previous step 40 to the numerator 1. New numerator is 40 + 1 = 41
    c) Write previous answer (new numerator 41) over the denominator 5.

    Eight and one fifth is forty-one fifths
  2. Conversion a mixed number 9 12 to a improper fraction: 9 1/2 = 9 12 = 9 · 2 + 12 = 18 + 12 = 192

    To find new numerator:
    a) Multiply the whole number 9 by the denominator 2. Whole number 9 equally 9 * 22 = 182
    b) Add the answer from previous step 18 to the numerator 1. New numerator is 18 + 1 = 19
    c) Write previous answer (new numerator 19) over the denominator 2.

    Nine and one half is nineteen halfs
  3. Add: 415 + 192 = 41 · 25 · 2 + 19 · 52 · 5 = 8210 + 9510 = 82 + 9510 = 17710
    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 the both denominators - LCM(5, 2) = 10. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 5 × 2 = 10. In the next intermediate step the fraction result cannot be further simplified by cancelling.
    In words - forty-one fifths plus nineteen halfs = one hundred seventy-seven tenths.

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 number 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 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.

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

Calculator follows well-known rules for order of operations. 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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