# 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 1/2 + 1 1/3 = 23/6 = 3 5/6 ≅ 3.8333333

Spelled result in words is twenty-three sixths (or three and five sixths).### How do you solve fractions step by step?

- Conversion a mixed number 2 1/2 to a improper fraction: 2 1/2 = 2 1/2 = 2 · 2 + 1/2 = 4 + 1/2 = 5/2

To find a new numerator:

a) Multiply the whole number 2 by the denominator 2. Whole number 2 equally 2 * 2/2 = 4/2

b) Add the answer from previous step 4 to the numerator 1. New numerator is 4 + 1 = 5

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 5) over the denominator 2.

Two and one half is five halfs - Conversion a mixed number 1 1/3 to a improper fraction: 1 1/3 = 1 1/3 = 1 · 3 + 1/3 = 3 + 1/3 = 4/3

To find a new numerator:

a) Multiply the whole number 1 by the denominator 3. Whole number 1 equally 1 * 3/3 = 3/3

b) Add the answer from previous step 3 to the numerator 1. New numerator is 3 + 1 = 4

c) Write a previous answer (new numerator 4) over the denominator 3.

One and one third is four thirds - Add: 5/2 + 4/3 = 5 · 3/2 · 3 + 4 · 2/3 · 2 = 15/6 + 8/6 = 15 + 8/6 = 23/6

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(2, 3) = 6. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 2 × 3 = 6. In the following intermediate step, the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.

In other words - five halfs plus four thirds = twenty-three sixths.

#### 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:

- Sum of fractions

What is the sum of 2/3+3/5? - Series and sequences

Find a fraction equivalent to the recurring decimal? 0.435643564356 - Adding denominators

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Rory has 5/8 cup of milk. How much milk does she have left after she doubles the recipe of the smoothie? Berry Smoothie: 2 cups strawberries 1 cup blueberries 1/4 cup milk 1 tbsp (tablespoon) sugar 1/2 tsp (teaspoon) lemon juice 1/8 tsp (teaspoon) vanilla - Calculate 20

Calculate the sum of 1/5 of a right angle and 3/4 of a right angle and 3/4 of a straight angle - 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. - Rose spends

Rose spends 2 1/3 hours studying Math, 1 3/4 hours studying English, and 2 1/4 hours studying Science. Find her average time studying the three subjects. - Lengths of the pool

Miguel swam 6 lengths of the pool. Mat swam 3 times as far as Miguel. Lionel swam 1/3 as far as Miguel. How many lengths did Mat swim? - Ingrid

Ingrid watched television for 2 1/4 hours, and Devon watched for 3 2/3 hours. For how many hours did they watch television in total? - Mixing colours

Last summer, Mang Tinoy repainted his car. He mixed 2 3/8 cans of white paint, 1 1/3 cans of red paint, and 1 2/4 cans of blue paint. How much paint did he used overall? - A man 3

A man buys a box of fruits containing 286 fruits out of these 1/2 are apples and the rest are pears. 4/13 of the pears are rotten. He sells the good pears at rupees 4 1/11 each. How much money does he receive on selling the good pears? - Stock

Enterprise sold 7/12 of their products to foreign markets and 2/5 of the remainder sold at home. How many % of the products is still in stock? - 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?

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