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What is a fraction calculator?

Some math problems can be considered mere theory never used in daily life, but this is not true of fractions. They have been used since ancient times, which is confirmed by historical records from Egypt, Greece, Rome, India, Arab countries, etc. Fractions are believed to have been used for more accurate calculations and measurements. Some activities might break down if rounding up to the nearest whole number were used since even thousands of whole numbers can make a difference, for example, in chemistry.

We usually learn fractions in school by first calculating by hand to better understand the principle. Later, we use fractions even when we are dealing with hard science or not. We use fractions to tell the time, we use them when cooking and reading recipes, colorist needs fractions to get the right color, and of course, engineers, doctors, and scientific workers use them.

If you can not remember exactly all the rules of fractions, there are online fraction calculators that make it easy to multiply fractions, get the solution when subtracting or dividing, and multiply without having to mess with the least common denominator or other rules.

Why do we need a fraction calculator?

Fractions are there to operate them and perform mathematical operations such as:

Of course, you can take your notebook at hand and calculate the least common denominator by checking what should happen to the denominator, the numerator, and the greatest common factor to get the resulting fraction. You can also do it quickly and still be accurate. Several online fraction calculators are fairly easy to use. You need to open the web page with the appropriate calculator, enter your data correctly and get the result. If something went wrong and you made a mistake while entering, you can easily correct it: just press the "Delete" button and start over.

How to use a fraction calculator

To find an online fractional calculator, you either need to bookmark an appropriate web page or search for a fractional calculator first and then follow the link.

Usually, the user interface is quite clear, and working with the fraction calculator is fairly straightforward.

For any calculation, it is enough to correctly fill in the numerator and the denominator of two fractions. The numerator is at the top of the fraction, and the denominator is at the bottom. If the fraction is mixed, you must also write the whole part. As a result of solving math problems, one can get mixed numbers or integers. If the fraction is not mixed, this field is left blank. Some online fraction calculators allow you to select the type of fraction (mixed or not) before entering other data.

If you need to work with a negative fraction, remember to put a minus sign before the numerator. Fraction problems make a big section of math problems.

If you are adding fractions, subtracting fractions, dividing fractions, or multiplying them and don't remember some rules for solving fraction problems, you can go the simplest way using a fractions calculator.

Normal and some scientific calculators render fractions as decimals (the digits are separated by a decimal point). With the fraction calculator, you can easily simplify any fraction without conversion.

You should enter the numerator and denominator for the first and second fraction in the corresponding cells and select the desired operator (multiplication, subtraction, division, addition).

If you click on "Calculate," you will get the result values of your fraction task. With this, you can either repeat what you have learned or solve your mathematical problem in an application area where fractions play a role.

You can use proper or improper fractions as well as mixed number fractions. If you feel more comfortable with mixed numbers, you can simplify improper fractions.

How to calculate fractions

Fractions are not only part of the math book; they rather represent rational numbers as a numerical value that we see in our daily life. The upper part represents the numerator, and the lower part represents the denominator. In other words, the upper part means how many parts of the whole are taken. The whole is represented by the denominator. This can be applied when dividing a pizza, a birthday cake, or anything else. When fractions have the same denominator, fraction problems like this are fairly simple. When the denominators are different, there are some additional rules of thumb to solve this task.

When the denominator is the same, and you need to add fractions, you simply add the upper parts of the first and subsequent fractions and get the resulting fraction. The denominator remains unchanged. Adding fractions with different denominators varies slightly. When you do it in your notebook, you must first find the common denominator. There are different methods like the "L" method or others to find a common denominator, but we just want to mention one simple method, and you decide for yourself which one is the best. For example, if you have to work with fractions like 1/5 and 3/7, you can multiply the denominator and numerator of each fraction by the denominator of each fraction (first fraction: 1*7 and 5*7 gives 7/35 and the second: 3*5 and 7*5 gives the new fraction 15/35 and with the new common denominator you can easily subtract or add).

When subtracting with the same denominator, you work with the numerator, subtracting the second numerator from the first and leaving the same denominator for the last fraction.

Multiplying fractions is not difficult, just multiply the nominator of the first and second fraction and then do the same procedure with the denominators. After that, you get a new fraction, which may need to be simplified. The division of fractions is similar to multiplication, with a small difference: one of the two fractions must be flipped, and then the procedure is similar to multiplication.

Calculating fractions with a battery or online fraction calculator helps you either skip intermediate steps or get a result immediately. Or you can use the result of the calculator to check your calculations manually.

With various apps, websites, or gadgets, you can solve all kinds of fraction problems you may encounter, for example:

Calculating fractions of whole numbers

In some cases, you may need to find the percentage of a fraction of a whole number. This may be for making a budget or other distribution. So this problem is practical and needed in daily life. Manually, the fraction of a whole number can be calculated in 2 steps:

For example, 2/4 of 10 means 2*10/4=5

The same problem can be solved with the online fracture calculator in one go after entering the data and clicking "Calculate."

Can a fraction calculator be used for loans?

If you want to take out a loan or have already signed the loan agreement, you must pay attention to the correct division of your income and expenses, and fractions can be used for this purpose. Sometimes it is also worth checking the correctness of the balance and payment schedule. Once you have the initial data, you can easily do this with the fraction calculator.

How do you calculate fractions without a calculator?

If you want to calculate a fraction without a calculator, it's easy. All you need is a pencil or a pen and a sheet of paper.

To find a fraction of a whole number, divide the number by the denominator of the fraction and multiply the result by the numerator of the fraction.

How do you calculate fractions with different denominators?

When fractions have different denominators, the way you calculate them depends on whether you use a manual calculator or a fraction calculator. With manual calculation, if you need to add or subtract the fractions, first goes the procedure to get them the same denominator. With multiplication and division, this is not necessary since you only perform multiplication according to the rules (division requires flipping a fraction). If you want to add or subtract manually, first you have to find the common denominator.

How do you find a fraction of a whole number?

The fraction of a whole number can be found using a fraction calculator or manually in a notebook. The fraction must be multiplied by the whole number. In the fraction calculator, the whole number can also be entered as a fraction of the form x/1 (where x is the whole number and 1 is the denominator, this form does not change the whole number, as you recall).