# 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 1/6 / 1 7/8 = 196/45 = 4 16/45 ≅ 4.3555556

Spelled result in words is one hundred ninety-six forty-fifths (or four and sixteen forty-fifths).### How do you solve fractions step by step?

- Conversion a mixed number 8 1/6 to a improper fraction: 8 1/6 = 8 1/6 = 8 · 6 + 1/6 = 48 + 1/6 = 49/6

To find a new numerator:

a) Multiply the whole number 8 by the denominator 6. Whole number 8 equally 8 * 6/6 = 48/6

b) Add the answer from previous step 48 to the numerator 1. New numerator is 48 + 1 = 49

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 49) over the denominator 6.

Eight and one sixth is forty-nine sixths - Conversion a mixed number 1 7/8 to a improper fraction: 1 7/8 = 1 7/8 = 1 · 8 + 7/8 = 8 + 7/8 = 15/8

To find a new numerator:

a) Multiply the whole number 1 by the denominator 8. Whole number 1 equally 1 * 8/8 = 8/8

b) Add the answer from previous step 8 to the numerator 7. New numerator is 8 + 7 = 15

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 15) over the denominator 8.

One and seven eighths is fifteen eighths - Divide: 49/6 : 15/8 = 49/6 · 8/15 = 49 · 8/6 · 15 = 392/90 = 2 · 196 /2 · 45 = 196/45

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 15/8 is 8/15) 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 196/45.

In other words - forty-nine sixths divided by fifteen eighths = one hundred ninety-six forty-fifths.

#### 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:

- Camp

In the camp are children. 1/2 went on a trip, 1/4 went to bathe, and 38 children remained in the room. How many children are in the camp? - Julian 2

Julian and two of his friends are going to share 1/4 of a pizza. How much will each person get? - One half 2

One half pizza will be divide among 3 pupils. Each pupil receive 1/6. Is it true or false? - Reciprocals

Which among the given reciprocal is correct a. 3/15x1/3= 1 b. 3/20x20/3=1 c. 7/14x7/7=1 d. 34/3x34/34=1 - Almonds

Rudi has 4 cups of almonds. His trail mix recipe calls for 2/3 cup of almonds. How many batches of trail mix can he make? - Lemonade 4

Six friends are sharing 8 cups of lemonade. If they share the lemonade equally, how many cups will each friend get? - 6/24 change

6/24 change to a fraction in lowest terms - Mrs. Zarka

Mrs. Zarka has 3 pies for a party. She calculates that if she splits the pies evenly among the guests, they will each receive 1/6 of a pie. How many guests are there? - Divide 11

Divide the product of 4 and 5/8 by 1 1/2. Write your answer as a mixed number. - Fruit punch

Kelly made fruit punch to serve at a party for her chess team. She mixed 1 2/5 liters of cranberry juice and 1 3/5 liters of pineapple juice together. Then, she split the fruit punch evenly among nine glasses. How much fruit punch did Kelly pour into ea - Chestnuts

Three divisions of nature protectors participated in the collection of chestnut trees.1. the division harvested 1250 kg, the 2nd division by a fifth more than the 1st division and the 3rd division by a sixth more than the second division. How many tons of - Leaking swimming pool

Between 10 PM and 7:10 AM, the water level in a swimming pool decreased by 5/12 inches . Assuming that the water level decreased at a constant rate, how much did the water level drop each hour? - Product of two fractions

Product of two fractions is 9 3/5 . If one of the fraction is 9 3/7. Find the other fraction.

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