# 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:

### 1/4 - 1/2 = -1/4 = -0.25

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

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

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, 2) = 4. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 4 × 2 = 8. In the following intermediate step, the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.

In other words - one quarter minus one half = minus one quarter.

#### 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:

- Simple equation 5

Solve equation with fractions: X × 3/8 = 1/2 - Mixed to improper

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

Peter spends 1/5 of his earnings on his rent, and he saves 2/7. What fraction of his earnings is left? - Equation 20

In given equation: 8/9-4/5=2/9+x, find x - 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? - Seeds

Of the 72 wet seeds, 7/8 germinated. How many seeds germinate? - Farmer Peter

Farmer Peter paints 12 chicken coop. He started painting this day morning. Now he only has 1/4 of the chicken coop left to paint this afternoon. How many chicken coops did farmer Peter paint this morning? - Ratio 11

Simplify this ratio 10 : 1/4 - How many 3

How many hours the Andersons watched TV in all Wednesday 3/1 hr Thursdays 2/3 hr Friday 4/5 hr Saturday 3/4 hr - Equation

Solve equation and check the result: 1.4x - 3/2 + x - 9,8 = x + 0,4/3 - 7 + 1,6/6 - Two cakes

Two cakes were each cut into 8 slices. Maria ate 1/8 of the chocolate cake and 1 slice of carrot cake. Julia ate 1/2 of the carrot cake. Mark ate 1 slice of each. Thomas ate 3 slices of chocolate cake. How many slices were left? - The boy

The boy scouts spent 10/12 hour doing their daily exercises. They only used 1/4 hour in hiking. How much time did they use for other body exercises? - Land area

The land area of Asia and Africa are in a 3: 2 ratio, the European and African are is 1:3. What are the proportions of Asia, Africa, and Europe?

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