# 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:

### 2/3 - 1/6 = 1/2 = 0.5

Spelled result in words is one half.### How do you solve fractions step by step?

- Subtract: 2/3 - 1/6 = 2 · 2/3 · 2 - 1/6 = 4/6 - 1/6 = 4 - 1/6 = 3/6 = 3 · 1/3 · 2 = 1/2

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(3, 6) = 6. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 3 × 6 = 18. In the following intermediate step, cancel by a common factor of 3 gives 1/2.

In other words - two thirds minus one sixth = one half.

#### 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}

#### 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:

- Points

Gryffindor won 437 points. How many points obtained by each of the faculties if they were split at a ratio of 5: 7: 3: 4? - Mother 7

Mother bought 18 fruits. 1/3 were pineapple and the rest were mangoes . how many were mangoes - Division of money

Calculate how many euros have Matthew, Miriam, Lucy, Michael, Janka when together have 2,700 euros and the amounts are at a ratio of 1:5:6:7:8. - Halves

How many halves are there in 5 3/4? - Hectoliters of water

There are 942 hectoliters of water in a cylindrical tank with an inner diameter of 6 m. The water reaches two thirds of the depth of the tank. Calculate its depth. - Kevin

Kevin is baking brownies and needs peanuts. The recipe calls for 1 and 2/3 cups of peanuts. Kevin only has 5/6 of a cup of peanuts. How many more cups of peanuts does Kevin need to have the correct amount? - Icing cookies

Miriam is making 3 1/2 dozen cookies. If 2/7 of the cookies have icing, how many dozen cookies have icing? - How many 17

How many fifths are there in four wholes? How many 1/5 are there in 4? - Scrap

From 6 products are 3 scrap. What is the probability that the random pick of 2 products have no defective product? - Recipe ingredients

Monica’s cookie recipe calls for Three-fourths of a cup of flour. Her mother’s recipe calls for Two-thirds as much as Monica’s. How many cups of flour does her mother’s recipe require? - James 2

James collected 24 seashells on the seashore to be shared with his 2 friends. What fractional part of the seashells will each one get if it is distributed evenly? - Gasoline tank 2

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. - Fraction unknowns

Divide of fractions with unknowns: Fraction 1: The quantity x squared plus 6 times x plus 9 over the quantity x minus 1. Fraction 2: the quantity x squared minus 9 over the quantity x squared minus 2 times x plus 1. Find Fraction 1 over Fraction 2.

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