# 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:

### 9/10 - 2/5 = 1/2 = 0.5

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

- Subtract: 9/10 - 2/5 = 9/10 - 2 · 2/5 · 2 = 9/10 - 4/10 = 9 - 4/10 = 5/10 = 5 · 1/5 · 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(10, 5) = 10. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 10 × 5 = 50. In the following intermediate step, cancel by a common factor of 5 gives 1/2.

In other words - nine tenths minus two fifths = 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:

- Slices of pizza

Maria ate 1/4 of a pizza. If there were 20 slices of pizza, how many slices did Maria eat? - Mixed to improper

Change the given mixed numbers to improper fraction: five-and-four-over-nine (5 4/9) - Ms. Sheppard

Ms. Sheppard cuts ½ of a piece of construction paper. She uses ⅙ of the piece to make a flower. What fraction of the sheet of paper does she use to make the flower? - Fraction eq

2/3x + 5/7 = 1/2x + 22/21 - Equation 25

Solve following simple equation: 3/4(x+5)=1/2(x+9) - 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? - Brick weight

Half the weight of a brick plus 20 pounds is equal to 1/3 the weight of the brick plus 30 pounds. How much does the brick weigh? - Sum of fractions

What is the sum of 2/3+3/5? - Third of an hour

How many minutes is a third of an hour? Do you know to determine a third of the lesson hour (45min)? - Dividends

The three friends divided the win by the invested money. Karlos got three-eighths, John 320 permille, and the rest got Martin. Who got the most and which the least? - Division by zero

Fraction 5 by 2. if 3 is added to numerator and 2 is subtracted from the denominator then the new fraction is: - The ketchup

If 3 1/4 of tomatoes are needed to make 1 bottle of ketchup. Find the number of tomatoes required to make 4 1/5 bottles - Cris had

Cris had 15000 . He spent 1/3 of his money on a table and the remaining on 5 similar chairs that cost the same. How much did one chair cost?

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