# 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:

### -2/7 - 1/2 = -11/14 ≅ -0.7857143

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

- Unary minus: -2/7 = -2/7
- Subtract: the result of step No. 1 - 1/2 = -2/7 - 1/2 = -2 · 2/7 · 2 - 1 · 7/2 · 7 = -4/14 - 7/14 = -4 - 7/14 = -11/14

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(7, 2) = 14. In practice, it is enough to find the common denominator (not necessarily the lowest) by multiplying the denominators: 7 × 2 = 14. In the following intermediate step, the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.

In other words - minus two sevenths minus one half = minus eleven fourteenths.

#### 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 . - Chocolate to sweets

I have 30 basket sweets and 15 chocolate in a basket. If take 5 sweet out of the basket what is the ratio in simplest form of the chocolate to the numbers of sweet left in the basket? - Double division

0.25 divided by 1/2 divided by 14 - Which 3

Which is an equivalent ratio for 12:36 - Mass fraction

2 teaspoons (24 g) of sugar are dissolved in a cup with 500 g of tea. Calculate the weight fraction of sugar in the tea. - Dinner tickets

At the spring festival, 7 out of the first 25 attendees had pre-purchased their dinner tickets. Based on this information, if 600 people attended the spring festival, then how many attendees could be expected to have pre-purchased their dinner tickets? - Cat food

Anna has 3/4 bag of cat food. Her cat eats 1/10 of a bag per day. How many days will food last? - Forest nursery

In Forest nursery plant one pine to 1.9 m^{2}. Calculate how many plants are planting in area 362 acres. - Tractors

6 tractors started plowing the field that they together take 12 days. Agronomist hesitates to A) after 2 days to withdraw 2 tractors, or B) after 3 days to withdraw 3 tractors. Help him which of these two cases will be plowing done sooner. - Equivalent expressions

A coach took his team out for pizza after their last game. There were 14 players, so they had to sit in smaller groups at different tables. Six players sat at one table and got 4 small pizzas to share equally. The other players sat at the different table - Strawberries

Father collects strawberries himself in 4 hours, son in 14 hours. How long will it take them along when dad comes to help his son collect strawberries after 3 hours? - Players - baseball

There are 20 players on each of two baseball teams. If 2/5 of the players on team 1 miss practice and 1/4 of the players on team two miss practice, how many more players from team 1 missed practice then team 2? - A serving

A serving of rice is 1/2 of a cup. How many servings are there in a 3 1/2-cup bag of rice?

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