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Divide: 1/4 : 5 = 1/4 · 1/5 = 1 · 1/4 · 5 = 1/20 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 5/1 is 1/5) of the second fraction. Next, multiply the two numerators. Then, multiply the two denominators. In the following intermediate step, the fraction result cannot be further simplified by canceling.In other words - one quarter divided by five = one twentieth.
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., 12/3 (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 allude . 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 12/3 : 43/8 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 ÷ 2/3The 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.
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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.