# 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:

### 2/5 + 2/3 = 16/15 = 1 1/15 ≅ 1.0666667

Spelled result in words is sixteen fifteenths (or one and one fifteenth).### How do you solve fractions step by step?

- Add: 2/5 + 2/3 = 2 · 3/5 · 3 + 2 · 5/3 · 5 = 6/15 + 10/15 = 6 + 10/15 = 16/15

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(5, 3) = 15. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 5 × 3 = 15. In the following intermediate step, the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.

In other words - two fifths plus two thirds = sixteen fifteenths.

#### 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:

- Integer add to fraction

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

Teacher Rem bought 360 pieces of cupcakes for the outreach program of their school. 5/9 of the cupcakes were chocolate flavor and 1/4 wete pandan flavor and the rest were a vanilla flavor. How much more pandan flavor cupcakes than vanilla flavor? - Adding denominators

Max is working out 2/3+7/9. He says the answer is 9/12. What mistake have Max made? - The recipe

The recipe they are following requires 7/8 cups of milk, Tom already put 3/8 cups of milk. How much milk should Lea add to follow the recipe? - Paper clips

Mrs. Bright is organizing her office supplies. There are 5 open boxes of paper clips in her desk drawer. Each box has 1/2 of the paper clips remaining. How many boxes of paper clips are left? - King

King had four sons. First inherit 1/2, second 1/4, third 1/5 of property. What part of the property was left to the last of the brothers? - Divide 13

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

8 bricklayers build a house for 630 days. How many bricklayers have to add after 150 days to complete the whole building in (next) 320 days? - Fruits

Amy bought a basket of fruits 1/5 of them were apples,1/4 were oranges, and the rest were 33 bananas. How many fruits did she buy in all? - 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? - Boys and girls

There are 28 girls in the hall. 5/7 of all children are boys. How many children and how many boys are there? - Michael

Michael had a bar of chocolate. He ate 1/2 of it and gave away 1/3. What fraction had he left? - 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.

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