# 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:

### 1/2 * 1/4 = 1/8 = 0.125

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

- Multiple: 1/2 * 1/4 = 1 · 1/2 · 4 = 1/8

Multiply both numerators and denominators. Result fraction keep to lowest possible denominator GCD(1, 8) = 1. In the following intermediate step, it cannot further simplify the fraction result by canceling.

In other words - one half multiplied by one quarter = one eighth.

#### 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:

- Write 3

Write a real-world problem involving the multiplication of a fraction and a whole number with a product that is between 8 and 10, then solve the problem. - A shopkeeper

A shopkeeper cuts a wheel of cheese into 10 equal wedges. A customer buys one-fifth of the wheel. How many wedges does the customer buy? Use the number line to help find the solution. - Product and sum

What is the product of two fourths and the sum of three halves and four? - Jeffery

Jeffery is painting a wall the width of the wall is 9 feet the length of the was is 8 2/3 feet what is the area of the wall Jeffery wants to paint? - Two xeroxes

The performances of the two copiers are in the ratio 3: 4. A machine with higher power will make 7,200 copies in one hour. How many copies will both machines make together in 5 hours? - The distance

The distance between two towns on a given map is 3 ½ cm. If ½ cm represents 6km. , what is the distance between the two towns? - Jewelry box

The bottom of Zeyda's jewelry box is a rectangle with the length of 5 3/8 inches and a width of 3 1/4 inches. What is the area of the bottom of the jewelry box? - The cost 2

The cost of 5 apples is $3.45, and 5 oranges are $1.23. If Rachel buys one apple and one orange, then how much must she pay? - Multiplying fractions

What is 1/3 of 5? - Sq and cube

Find the product of the square of (1/2) and the cube of (2/3) - 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? - Sign of a expression

What is the sign of expression: minus 18 start fraction 9 divided by 17 end fraction plus left parenthesis minus 18 start fraction 9 divided by 17 end fraction right parenthesis? - Quotient 3

If the quotient of 8/13 and 2 is subtracted from the product of 1 3/4 and 8/21, what is the difference?

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