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How to Get Fractions on a Calculator OR

## How to Get Fractions on a Calculator

If you’re trying to do math with fractions, here’s how you can do it on a calculator.

### Math

This article was co-authored by David Jia and by wikiHow staff writer, Travis Boylls. David Jia is an Academic Tutor and the Founder of LA Math Tutoring, a private tutoring company based in Los Angeles, California. With over 10 years of teaching experience, David works with students of all ages and grades in various subjects, as well as college admissions counseling and test preparation for the SAT, ACT, ISEE, and more. After attaining a perfect 800 math score and a 690 English score on the SAT, David was awarded the Dickinson Scholarship from the University of Miami, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Additionally, David has worked as an instructor for online videos for textbook companies such as Larson Texts, Big Ideas Learning, and Big Ideas Math.

David Jia is an Academic Tutor and the Founder of LA Math Tutoring, a private tutoring company based in Los Angeles, California. With over 10 years of teaching experience, David works with students of all ages and grades in various subjects, as well as college admissions counseling and test preparation for the SAT, ACT, ISEE, and more. After attaining a perfect 800 math score and a 690 English score on the SAT, David was awarded the Dickinson Scholarship from the University of Miami, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Additionally, David has worked as an instructor for online videos for textbook companies such as Larson Texts, Big Ideas Learning, and Big Ideas Math. (Source: www.wikihow.com)

### Calculator

By default, scientific calculators, like regular ones, display fractions as decimals. So if you enter a simple fraction, such as 1/2, the display reads 0.5. Some – but not all – scientific calculators offer a feature that allows you to display fractions without making the conversion. Using this feature, you can enter a complex fraction and simplify it right on your calculator. Calculators with this feature also allow you to enter a number composed of an integer and a fraction, such as 1 1/4. If your calculator doesn't have this feature, you can use a workaround to manipulate fractions.

Calculators that display fractions sometimes have a special mode, called Math mode, that you must first select before you can enter fractions. When the calculator is in Math mode, the word "math" appears at the top of the screen. Once you have selected this mode (if necessary), look for a button with two boxes, one black and one white, arranged on top of each other with a horizontal line between them. This is the fraction button. On some models, the button may show x/y or a b/c. Pressing this button enables the fraction feature. (Source: sciencing.com)

### Use

You can calculate the value of a fraction that does not have 1 in the numerator using the division button. Specifically, the formula can be done by entering your numerator value, pressing the division key, and then inputting the denominator value. When you press the equal (=) button, you'll get your fraction value.

www.zencalculator.com)Many people don’t realize just how much we can do with the seemingly simple scientific calculator. It is powerful and comes with multiple functionalities that we just need to explore. For example, you can use it to solve fractions! Who would have thought?! The only problem is that many people don’t understand how to use it for fractions in the first place. Don’t worry; we are here to help. (Source:

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