# 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:

### 2/3 - 3/8 = 7/24 ≅ 0.2916667

Spelled result in words is seven twenty-fourths.### How do you solve fractions step by step?

- Subtract: 2/3 - 3/8 = 2 · 8/3 · 8 - 3 · 3/8 · 3 = 16/24 - 9/24 = 16 - 9/24 = 7/24

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(3, 8) = 24. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 3 × 8 = 24. In the following intermediate step, the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.

In other words - two thirds minus three eighths = seven twenty-fourths.

#### 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:

- Write 2

Write 791 thousandths as fraction in expanded form. - Divide 13

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

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

5/8 of a pie divide 6 pieces. Each friend got 1/6. What fraction of the whole pie does each person receive? - Sadie 2

Sadie picked up fallen apples from an apple tree in her yard. She picked up 14 green ones, 16 that were changing from green to red, and 18 that were red. What fraction in simplest form names the green apples? - Eqn

Solve equation with fractions: 2x/3-50=40+x/4 - Frac equation v2

3.80 is two fifths of a quarter sum of money. How much money is there? - Adding denominators

Max is working out 2/3+7/9. He says the answer is 9/12. What mistake have Max made? - Fraction of a fraction

What is two-quarters of twelve? - What percent

What percent of 51 3/5 is 47 2/5? - Circular garden

Alice creates a circular vegetable garden. Tomatoes are planted in 1/3 of the circular garden, carrots are planted in 2/5 of the circular garden, and green peppers are planted in 1/10 of the circular garden. What fraction represents the remaining unplante - Distributive property

Verify the distributive property a×(b+c)=(a×b)+(a*c) for the rational number a=5/8, b=7/4 and c=2/3 - Ratio 11

Simplify this ratio 10 : 1/4

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