# Fraction Calculator

Solving a **fraction** can be a hectic task because the **methods** related to basic **operations **are different for it. In simple **words**, the addition, subtraction, **multiplication**, and **division** of fractions are different from these **operations** on **integers**. If you are struggling to understand these **processes**, you should use this multiply negative **fractions calculator**.

This online maths calculator is **suitable** for solving **problems** related to **fractions** involving **any** of the basic **operations**. It will be **pretty** simple to use this online tool and **perform** your required **tasks**. Let us **show** you here how this **calculator** works and how you can **solve** your questions related to fractions.

**Table of Contents**

## What is Fraction?

A **fraction** is a **specific **way to represent the number of **parts **of a specific thing with **respect **to the total number of **parts**. In simple **words**, it represents the particular **number **of parts to the **total **number of parts of the **same **object. **Mathematically**, it can also be said that a **fraction **represents the **division **process in a simple format.

While **writing **a fraction, there **involve **three main components **described **below:

**Numerator**: The number that represents the number of parts written in the upper part of the fraction is called Numerator.**Denominator**: The number that represents the total number of parts written in the bottom part of the fraction is called Denominator.**Symbol of Fraction**: It is a straight horizontal line that represents the fractional relationship between the numbers. This line is placed between the numerator and denominator.

For example, 3/7 is the fraction in which “3” is the numerator, “7” is the denominator, and “/” is the symbol of a fraction.

### How do you add fractions?

Adding fractions is **one **of the simplest operations when it comes to **solving **problems **related **to it. You can do this in the following **two** ways,

**Using LCM:**: In this method, you have to take the LCM of the denominators of the given fractions and then add them accordingly.**By making denominators the same:**: You need to make the denominators of both fractions the same by multiplying and dividing any of them with the same number. Once done, you only have to add the numbers given in the numerator.

Through these methods, you can add fractions within a few minutes.

### How to subtract fractions?

The **subtraction **of fractions is much **similar **to the addition of **fractions**. You can use both **above-mentioned** methods to **subtract **fractions and find the final **answer**. The only difference is you have to **subtract **the **numerators **after making the **denominators **the same.

### How to multiply fractions?

To **multiply **fractions, you can adopt **two **operations side by **side**.

**First of all**, you have to check whether the numbers given on the opposite sides of the symbol of a fraction are divisible. If they are, you have to divide them to simplify the fractions.**If the numbers are not divisible**, just multiply the numerators of one fraction by the numerator of the second fraction. You have to repeat the process with the denominators of the fractions.

### How to divide fractions?

Like **addition**, subtraction, and **multiplication**, you can adopt two main **methods **to divide fractions and **merge **them to get a **single **fraction.

**Firstly**, you can simplify the fractions by dividing the numerator by their denominators and then multiplying the final fractions.**Secondly**, you can multiply the fractions**likewise**to get one final**fraction**. Once you have got the**resultant**fraction, you**only**need to**divide**the**numerator**and denominator with the**same**common**divisor**.

### How to convert between fractions and decimals?

**Conversion** of fractions to **decimals **is another **common **task you have to **complete **as a mathematics **student**. You only have to **divide **the numerator by the **denominator **to **convert **it into decimals. Here is a **solved **example from which you **can **understand how you **can **do this conversion.

**Example 1:**

Convert 23/2 into decimals.

**Solution:**

As we know, “23” is an odd number. So, it is not divisible by “2”. We can convert it into decimals.

By performing the division of this fraction, we got the following answer:

23/2 = 11.5

### Common engineering fraction to decimal conversions

In **engineering**, it is common to represent the **size** of components in **fractional **formats. That’s **why**, we have shown the **sizes **in fractional and their **respective **decimals here.

8th |
4th |
2nd |
Decimal |

1/8 | 0.125 | ||

2/8 | 1/4 | 0.25 | |

5/8 | 0.625 | ||

10/8 | 2/4 | 1/2 | 0.5 |

12/8 | 6/4 | 3/2 | 1.5 |

15/8 | 1.875 | ||

20/8 | 10/4 | 5/2 | 2.5 |

50/8 | 25/4 | 6.25 | |

100/8 | 50/4 | 25/2 | 12.5 |

### How to use the fraction calculator?

Calculator’s Bag has designed this multiply **negative **fraction **calculator **with a simple **interface**. You can use it for **solving **fractional **problems **involving **basic **mathematical **operations **by following these **steps**.

- Insert the numerator and denominator for the first fraction in the input box given at the top of the page
- Choose the mathematical operation by clicking on the box
- Put the values of the numerator and denominator of the second fraction
- This calculator will automatically show the final answer in the last box in decimal format.

### FAQ | Fraction Calculator

**What is a common mistake when using fractions?**

The common mistake is dividing one fraction and then multiplying the answer with the numerator of the second fraction. You have to simplify the fractions first and then multiply the final answers or solve them without simplification.

**Can a fraction be positive or negative?**

Yes, a fraction can either be positive or negative.

**How do you fix improper fractions? **

We can convert improper fractions to proper fractions by dividing the numerator by the denominator and getting the remainder in the whole part of the fraction.

**What are two common uses of fractions in everyday math? **

In everyday math, fractions are used to show the proportion of the part of any object to the total part of the object. It is also used to show the size of objects to the total area in the engineering field.

**Why is learning fractions a very important part of life? **

It simplifies the understanding of the particular proportion of the object to the total part/area of the object.

**How do you identify fraction word problems? **

The simplest way to understand fraction word problems is by separating all sections of the question step by step while reading it.