Fractions can be intimidating for some, but especially for those of us who have become reliant on our phones for everyday calculations. However, fractions are still a necessary part of life and understanding them can be important in everyday life. Luckily, even if you don’t have a pocket calculator, you can still do fractions on your phone. Here’s how.
Step One: Download a Calculator App
The first step is to download a calculator app. There are many available on your phone’s app store, but look for one that specifically states it can do fractions. Some popular ones are Calculator Plus, CalcKit and CalcTape.
Step Two: Input the Fraction
Once you have the app downloaded, you’ll need to input the fraction. This will usually be done in the form of a/b, with a being the numerator and b being the denominator. You can either type this in, or if the calculator has a fraction key, you can press that and enter the fraction manually.
Step Three: Enter the Operation
Once you have the fractions entered into the calculator, you can enter the operation you wish to perform. This could be addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division. Then press the equals sign to get the result.
Step Four: Check the Result
Once you have the result, you can check it against a calculator that does fractions, such as a pocket calculator, to make sure it’s correct. If it is, then you’re done. If it’s not, then you can go back and re-enter the fraction and/or the operation to make sure you get the correct result.
Step Five: Understand the Answer
Once you have the correct answer, it’s important to understand the answer. What does the answer mean? How does it apply to the problem you were trying to solve? This can help you understand the problem better and can help you if you’re ever faced with a similar problem in the future.
Now you know how to do fractions on a phone calculator. It may seem daunting, but it’s actually not too difficult. Just a few simple steps and you’ll be able to do fractions on your phone in no time.