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.


9 1/4 - 3 2/3 = 67/12 = 5 7/125.5833333

Spelled result in words is sixty-seven twelfths (or five and seven twelfths).

How do you solve fractions step by step?

  1. Conversion a mixed number 9 1/4 to a improper fraction: 9 1/4 = 9 1/4 = 9 · 4 + 1/4 = 36 + 1/4 = 37/4

    To find a new numerator:
    a) Multiply the whole number 9 by the denominator 4. Whole number 9 equally 9 * 4/4 = 36/4
    b) Add the answer from previous step 36 to the numerator 1. New numerator is 36 + 1 = 37
    c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 37) over the denominator 4.

    Nine and one quarter is thirty-seven quarters
  2. Conversion a mixed number 3 2/3 to a improper fraction: 3 2/3 = 3 2/3 = 3 · 3 + 2/3 = 9 + 2/3 = 11/3

    To find a new numerator:
    a) Multiply the whole number 3 by the denominator 3. Whole number 3 equally 3 * 3/3 = 9/3
    b) Add the answer from previous step 9 to the numerator 2. New numerator is 9 + 2 = 11
    c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 11) over the denominator 3.

    Three and two thirds is eleven thirds
  3. Subtract: 37/4 - 11/3 = 37 · 3/4 · 3 - 11 · 4/3 · 4 = 111/12 - 44/12 = 111 - 44/12 = 67/12
    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(4, 3) = 12. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 4 × 3 = 12. In the following intermediate step, it cannot further simplify the fraction result by canceling.
    In other words - thirty-seven quarters minus eleven thirds = sixty-seven twelfths.

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


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:

  • 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.
  • In bucket
    In bucket of 87 oranges 1/3 are spoiled ones and the remaining are eaten by the member of a family. How many oranges are eaten by the member of family?
  • Sixth graders
    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?
  • Circular garden
    Alice creates a circular vegetable garden. Tomatoes are planted in 1/3 of the circular garden, carrots are planted in 2/5 of the circular garden, and green peppers are planted in 1/10 of the circular garden. What fraction represents the remaining unplante
  • Erika admin
    Erika’s career consists of filing, typing and answering phones. She spends 1/6 of her time filing and 5/8 of her time typing. What fraction of her time does she spend answering phone calls?
  • Mike buys
    Mike buys flowers to plant around his trees. 3/8 of the flowers are red. 1/3 of the flowers are pink. The rest of the flowers are white. Find the fraction of flowers that are white.
  • Monica’s
    Monica's lawnmower had 1/8 of a gallon of gasoline in the tank. Monica started mowing and used all of the gasoline. She put 6/10 of a gallon of gasoline in the tank. After she mowed, 1/4 of a gallon was left in the tank. What was the total amount of gasol
  • Maria 3
    Maria spent two eighths of her holiday in Town A, two fifth in Town B and the rest on travelling. What fraction of her holiday did she spend on travelling?
  • Sugar 8
    Heather has 2 cups of powdered sugar. She sprinkles 3/5 of the sugar onto a plate of brownies and sprinkles the rest into a plate of lemon cookies. How much sugar does Heather sprinkle on the brownies? How much sugar does Heather sprinkle on the lemon coo
  • Lunch time
    In a cafeteria, 3/10 of the students are eating salads, and 3/5 are eating sandwiches. There are 30 students in the cafeteria. How many students are eating lunches other than salads or sandwiches?
  • Enrollees
    The enrolment for this school year in Villahermosa integrated school is 276. If 1/3 are grade ten and are 1/4 grade seven, how many are grade eight and grade nine enrollees?
  • Cereals
    Ari and Joey share a 30-ounce box of cereal. By the end of the week, Ari has eaten 3/10 of the box, and Joey has eaten 3/5 of the box of cereal. How many ounces are left in the box?
  • A farmer 3
    A farmer sells 9.3 kg of pears and apples at the farmers market.3/4 of this weight is pears, and the rest is apples. How many kilograms of apples did she sell at the farmers market.

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