# 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:

### (1/8) : (1/12) = 3/2 = 1 1/2 = 1.5

Spelled result in words is three halfs (or one and one half).### How do you solve fractions step by step?

- Divide: 1/8 : 1/12 = 1/8 · 12/1 = 1 · 12/8 · 1 = 12/8 = 4 · 3 /4 · 2 = 3/2

Dividing two fractions is the same as multiplying the first fraction by the reciprocal value of the second fraction. The first sub-step is to find the reciprocal (reverse the numerator and denominator, reciprocal of 1/12 is 12/1) of the second fraction. Next, multiply the two numerators. Then, multiply the two denominators. In the following intermediate step, cancel by a common factor of 4 gives 3/2.

In other words - one eighth divided by one twelfth = three halfs.

#### 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:

- Larry 2

Larry spends half of his workday teaching piano lessons. If he sees 6 students, each for the same amount of time, what fraction of his workday is spent with each student? - Two divided

Two divided by nine-tenths. - I have

I have 1/5 of an ounce of water left. I separate the water equally into two cups. How many ounces of water are in each cup? - Almonds

Rudi has 4 cups of almonds. His trail mix recipe calls for 2/3 cup of almonds. How many batches of trail mix can he make? - Minutes

Write as fraction in basic form which part of the week is 980 minutes. - Jonah

Jonah has an 8-pound bag of potting soil. He divides it evenly among 5 flowerpots. How much soil is in each pot? Show your answer as a fraction or mixed number. Solve this problem any way you choose. - How many 17

How many fifths are there in four wholes? How many 1/5 are there in 4? - Mario 2

Mario is preparing a dinner for his friends. He made 3 bowls of spaghetti sauce. If each bowl holds 3/4 quart, how much sauce did Mario make? - Penny coins

One 2p coin is 1/8 inch thick. A pile of 2p is 1 1/2 inch high. How many coin are there in the pile - Evaluate expression

Evaluate expression using BODMAS rule: 1 1/4+1 1/5÷3/5-5/8 - The third

The one-third rod is blue, one-half of the rod is red, the rest of the rod is white and measures 8 cm. How long is the whole rod? - Dices

We will throw two dice. What is the probability that the ratio between numbers on first and second dice will be 1:2? - Gear wheels

Two gear wheels, which fit together, have the number of teeth z_{1}=58 and z_{2}=149. Calculate the speed of the first wheel, if the second wheel rotates 1232 revolutions per minute.

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