# 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:

### 3 3/4 - 1 1/2 = 9/4 = 2 1/4 = 2.25

Spelled result in words is nine quarters (or two and one quarter).### How do you solve fractions step by step?

- Conversion a mixed number 3 3/4 to a improper fraction: 3 3/4 = 3 3/4 = 3 · 4 + 3/4 = 12 + 3/4 = 15/4

To find a new numerator:

a) Multiply the whole number 3 by the denominator 4. Whole number 3 equally 3 * 4/4 = 12/4

b) Add the answer from previous step 12 to the numerator 3. New numerator is 12 + 3 = 15

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 15) over the denominator 4.

Three and three quarters is fifteen quarters - Conversion a mixed number 1 1/2 to a improper fraction: 1 1/2 = 1 1/2 = 1 · 2 + 1/2 = 2 + 1/2 = 3/2

To find a new numerator:

a) Multiply the whole number 1 by the denominator 2. Whole number 1 equally 1 * 2/2 = 2/2

b) Add the answer from previous step 2 to the numerator 1. New numerator is 2 + 1 = 3

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 3) over the denominator 2.

One and one half is three halfs - Subtract: 15/4 - 3/2 = 15/4 - 3 · 2/2 · 2 = 15/4 - 6/4 = 15 - 6/4 = 9/4

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, 2) = 4. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 4 × 2 = 8. In the following intermediate step, the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.

In other words - fifteen quarters minus three halfs = nine quarters.

#### 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:

- 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? - 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. - 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? - Benhur

Benhur boiled 1 1/4 liters of water in a kettle. After 10 1/2 minutes he measured the water again. It had 3/4 liters left in the kettle. What is the amount of water that evaporates every minutes? - Cherries 2

If a farmer reaped 636 cherries and he sold one third to a shop keeper, how many did he retain? - There 17

There is 3/4 of a cake on a plate in Maria's kitchen. Silvia sees the cake and eats 1/5 of the cake. Then Franca takes 1/3 of what was there and shares half of her portion with Antonella. What fraction of the cake is left? - Fractions and mixed numerals

(a) Convert the following mixed numbers to improper fractions. i. 3 5/8 ii. 7 7/6 (b) Convert the following improper fraction to a mixed number. i. 13/4 ii. 78/5 (c) Simplify these fractions to their lowest terms. i. 36/42 ii. 27/45 2. evaluate the follow - Jose studied

Jose studied for 4 and 1/2 hours on Saturday and another 6 and 1/4 hours on Sunday. How many subjects did he study if he has alloted 1 and 1/2 hours per subject on Saturday and 1 and 1/4 hours per subject on Sunday? - Mixed numbers

Five and two-thirds minus 2 and one-half equals what number? A three and one-sixth B three and two-thirds C three and one-half D three and five-sixths - Mrs. Susan

Mrs. Susan bought 1/8 m of curtain cloth. She used 3/5 m to make a curtain for the living room window. How many meters of cloth were not used? - Ali bought 2

Ali bought 5/6 litre of milk. He drank 1/2 litre and his brother drank 1/6 litre. How much litre of milk left? - Hotel 4

A 360 room hotel has 1/3 of its rooms occupied at present. How many rooms are empty? - Translate 2

Translate the given phrases to mathematical phrases. Thrice the sum of three fifths and two thirds less one half is what number?

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