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.


8 * 1/2 = 4/1 = 4

Spelled result in words is four.

How do you solve fractions step by step?

  1. Multiple: 8 * 1/2 = 8 · 1/1 · 2 = 8/2 = 4 · 2/1 · 2 = 4
    Multiply both numerators and denominators. Result fraction keep to lowest possible denominator GCD(8, 2) = 2. In the next intermediate step, , cancel by a common factor of 2 gives 4/1.
    In words - eight multiplied by one half = four.

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


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:

  • Cupcakes 2
    cake Susi has 25 cupcakes. She gives 4/5. How much does she have left?
  • Coal mine
    coal The monthly plan of 17,000 tons of coal exceeded the mine by 1/25. How many tonnes of coal have been harvested from the mine above plan?
  • Playing
    clock-night-schr How long have we trained on the pitch when we know that the warm-up took 10 minutes, we trained passes for one-third of the time and we played football half the time?
  • One sixth
    one_sixth How many sixths are two thirds?
  • Guess a fraction
    fractions Tom was asked to guess a fraction. The sum of 1/2 the numerator and 1/3 of its denominator is 30. If Tom subtracts 36 from its denominator, the fraction becomes 1/3. What is the fraction that Tom was asked to guess? (Leave your answer in simplest form)
  • Cupcakes
    cakes In a bowl was some cupcakes. Janka ate one third and Danka ate one quarter of cupcakes. a) How many of cookies ate together? b) How many cookies remain in a bowl? Write the results as a decimal number and in notepad also as a fraction.
  • PC disks
    diskette Peter has 45 disks in three colors. One-fifth of the disks are blue, red are twice more than the white. How much is blue, red and white disks?
  • Trip
    pomarancovy-dzus On the trip drank 3/10 of pupils tea, 2/5 cola, 1/4 mineral water and remaining 3 juice. How many students were on the trip?
  • Cyclo trip
    cyclist Eighth-graders took a full-day trip on a cycling course. They took 1/7 of the route to the first break and added another 3/7 of the route to lunch. They had 18 km left to the finish. How many kilometers did the trip route measure?
  • Comparing and sorting
    compare Arrange in descending order this fractions: 2/7, 7/10 & 1/2
  • A man
    penize A man spends 5/9 of his money on rent, and 5/16 of the remainder on electricity. If the final balance remaining is 550 find how much was spent on rent
  • Degrees Fahrenheit
    teplomer C= (5)/(9)(F−32) The equation above shows how temperature F, measured in degrees Fahrenheit, relates to a temperature C, measured in degrees Celsius. Based on the equation, which of the following must be true? I. A temperature increase of 1 degree Fahrenh
  • Gasoline tank 2
    fuel_pump2 A gasoline tank is 1/6 full. When 25 liters of gasoline were added, it became 3/4 full. How many liters are more needed to fill them? Show your solution.

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