# 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:

### 3/4 - 1/5 = 11/20 = 0.55

Spelled result in words is eleven twentieths.### How do you solve fractions step by step?

- Subtract: 3/4 - 1/5 = 3 · 5/4 · 5 - 1 · 4/5 · 4 = 15/20 - 4/20 = 15 - 4/20 = 11/20

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, 5) = 20. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 4 × 5 = 20. In the following intermediate step, the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.

In other words - three quarters minus one fifth = eleven twentieths.

#### 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:

- Denominator 2

Denominator of a fraction is 5 and numerator is 7. Write the fraction . - In the cafeteria

There are 18 students in Jacob’s homeroom. Six students bring their lunch to school. The rest eat lunch in the cafeteria. In simplest form, what fraction of students eat lunch in the cafeteria? - In fractions

An ant climbs 2/5 of the pole on the first hour and climbs 1/4 of the pole on the next hour. What part of the pole does the ant climb in two hours? - Fraction to decimal

Write the fraction 3/22 as a decimal. - Divide 13

Divide. Simplify your answer and write as an improper fraction or whole number. 14÷8/3 - Integer add to fraction

7 is added to the sum of 4/5 and 6/7 - Cupcakes 2

Susi has 25 cupcakes. She gives 4/5. How much does she have left? - One fourth

One fourth of an apple pie is left for 2 family members to share equally. What fraction of the original pie will each member get? - A quotient

What is the quotient of 3/10 divided by 2/4 as a fraction? - New bridge

Thanks to the new bridge, the road between A and B has been cut to one third and is now 10km long. How much did the road between A and B measure before? - One-third 2

One-third of the people in a barangay petitioned the council to allow them to plant in vacant lots, and another 1/5 of the people petitioned to have a regular garbage collection. What FRACTION of the barangay population made the petition? - Slices of pizza

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

Steel pipe has a length 2.5 meters. About how many decimetres is 1/3 less than 4/8 of this steel pipe?

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