# 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:

### 1/3^2 = 1/9 ≅ 0.1111111

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

- Exponentiation: 1/3 ^ 2 = 1
^{2}/3^{2}= 1/9

In other words - one third raised to the power of squared = one ninth.

#### 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:

- Three shapes

1/5 of a circle is shaded. The ratio of area if square to the sum of area of rectangle and that of the circle is 1:2. 60% of the square is shaded and 1/3 of the rectangle is shaded. What is the ratio of the area of circle to that of the rectangle? - Fraction unknowns

Divide of fractions with unknowns: Fraction 1: The quantity x squared plus 6 times x plus 9 over the quantity x minus 1. Fraction 2: the quantity x squared minus 9 over the quantity x squared minus 2 times x plus 1. Find Fraction 1 over Fraction 2. - Quadrilateral

In the square ABCD point P is in the middle of the DC side and point Q in the middle pages AD. If the area of quadrilateral BQPC is 49 cm^{2}, what is the area of ABCD? - Floor

The floor area of the room is 31 m^{2}and has a width of 4.3 m. How many centimeters of circumference measured the floor on the map at the scale 1:75? - Profit growth

The profit of a company increased by 25% during the year 1992, increased by 40% during the year 1993, decreased by 20% in 1994 and increased by 10% during the year 1995. Find the average growth in the profit level over the four years periods? - Alexandra

Alexandra made a rectangular quilt the measured 3 1/4. 2 3/4 feet in width. What is the area of the quilt in square feet? Write an equation to solve. - Simplest form

Find the simplest form of the following expression: 3 to the 2nd power - 1/4 to the 2nd power. - Cone

Circular cone of height 15 cm and volume 5699 cm^{3}is at one-third of the height (measured from the bottom) cut by a plane parallel to the base. Calculate the radius and circumference of the circular cut. - Square sides

If we enlarge the side of the square by a third, its circumference will be 20 cm larger than the original. What is the side of the square? - Living room

Marina's new living room is a rectangle with a length of 8 meters and a width of 5 meters. She wants to buy a carpet to cover half of the living room and each square meter of the carpet has a cost of $4. How much will be the total cost for Marina? - Garden

The rectangular garden has dimensions of 27 m and 30 m. Peter and Katka split it in a ratio of 4:5. How many square meters did Katkin measure part of the garden? - A tile

A tile setter is covering 5ft by 5ft square shower wall. Each tile covers 4 5/8in by 4 5/8in square. How many rows of tile are needed to reach 5ft? How many tiles are needed to cover 5ft by 5ft square - Square metal sheet

We cut out four squares of 300 mm side from a square sheet metal plate with a side of 0,7 m. Express the fraction and the percentage of waste from the square metal sheet.

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