# 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:

### 91/4 - 45/6 = 53/12 = 4 5/12 ≅ 4.4166667

Spelled result in words is fifty-three twelfths (or four and five 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 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 4 5/6 to a improper fraction: 4 5/6 = 4 5/6 = 4 · 6 + 5/6 = 24 + 5/6 = 29/6

To find new numerator:
a) Multiply the whole number 4 by the denominator 6. Whole number 4 equally 4 * 6/6 = 24/6
b) Add the answer from previous step 24 to the numerator 5. New numerator is 24 + 5 = 29
c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 29) over the denominator 6.

Four and five sixths is twenty-nine sixths
3. Subtract: 37/4 - 29/6 = 37 · 3/4 · 3 - 29 · 2/6 · 2 = 111/12 - 58/12 = 111 - 58/12 = 53/12
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, 6) = 12. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 4 × 6 = 24. In the next intermediate step, the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.
In words - thirty-seven quarters minus twenty-nine sixths = fifty-three twelfths.

#### 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:

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:

• Bucket 4
The bucket has 5/8 gallons of water. The bucket tips over, and 7/12 gallon of water pours out. How much water is left in the bucket, in gallons, written as a fraction?
A basket contains three types of fruits weighing 87/4 kg in all. If 23/4 kilograms of these are oranges, 48/7 kg are mangoes, and the rest are apples. What is the weight of the apples in the basket?
• Leo hiked
Leo hiked 6/7 of a kilometer. Jericho hiked 2/3 kilometer. Who covered a longer distance? How much longer?
• 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?
• Colored blocks
Tucker and his classmates placed colored blocks on a scale during a science lab. The brown block weighed 8.94 pounds, and the red block weighed 1.87 pounds. How much more did the brown block weigh than the red block?
• Visit to grandfather
Shane's family traveled 3/10 of the distance to his grandfather’s house on Saturday. They traveled 4/7 of the remaining distance on Sunday. What fraction of the total distance to his grandfather’s house was traveled on Sunday?