## How do you do fractions on a spreadsheet?

Use the Fraction format to display or type numbers as actual fractions, rather than decimals.

- Select the cells that you want to format.
- On the Home tab, click the Dialog Box Launcher next to Number.
- In the Category list, click Fraction.
- In the Type list, click the fraction format type that you want to use.

**Can Excel work with fractions?**

Excel has a fraction number format that will allow us to enter our values as fractions, so we’ll select column B and then use the Number Format command on the Home tab apply the fraction number format. Note that we’re using Excel 2013 in this example, but this will work the same way in Excel 2010 and Excel 2007.

### How do you make a mixed fraction in Google Sheets?

To format numbers as fractions in Google Sheets, we can use the forward slash in the custom number format. In Google Sheets, directly entering a number as fraction may convert that number to date if it’s a regular fraction number or to text string if it’s mixed fraction number.

**How do I insert a fraction into an Excel spreadsheet?**

Follow the steps to apply a fraction number formatting:

- Select the cells where you want to display fractions.
- Press Ctrl + 1 or use the right-click menu to open Format Cells.
- Activate the tab Number.
- Select Fraction in Category list to see fraction options on the right.
- Select the option you would like to use.

## How do you make a mixed fraction in Excel?

1. To enter the mixed fraction 1 4/7 (one and four sevenths), type 1 4/7. To enter the fraction 4/7 (four sevenths) into cell A1, select cell A1 and type 0 4/7 (with a 0 or Excel thinks you want to enter a date).

**How do you work out 2/3 of a number in Excel?**

To find 2/3 of a whole number we have to multiply the number by 2 and divide it by 3. To find two-thirds of 18, multiply 2/3 x 18/1 to get 36/3. 36/3 is again simplified as 12.

### How do you stack fractions in Excel?

Method 1: Choose “Stacked Fraction” or “Skewed Fraction” Structure

- To begin with, click “Insert” tab.
- Then click “Equation” in “Symbols” group.
- Now you can see an equation editing box on your document.
- Next choose “Stacked Fraction” or “Skewed Fraction” on the list-menu.

**How do I format fractions in Google Docs?**

In this method, Google Docs automatically formats fractions for you.

- Step 1: Go to Preferences. In the main menu bar, click on the Tools option.
- Step 2: Check for the fraction in the Substitutions tab. After you select the Preferences option, it will open a dialog box.
- Step 3: Type in the fraction.

## How do you subtract fractions in Google Sheets?

Subtracting in Google Sheets Using a Simple Formula

- Select the cell where you want the result to appear (cell C2)
- Put an equal to sign (=) in the cell to start the formula.
- Select the cell containing the number you want to subtract from, or the minuend(cell A2)
- Follow this with a minus sign (-).

**How do you type fractions?**

Typing Fractions on a PC. Use the division symbol to type a fraction. This may be done by first typing the numerator (the top number of the fraction), the forward slash key ( / ), and the denominator (the bottom number of a fraction). An example would look like 5/32.

### How do you simplify fractions in Excel?

Fortunately, Excel features a number formatting option that will automatically simplify fractions for you.

- Open your spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel.
- Double-click the cell that contains a fraction.
- Type a “=” symbol before your fraction in the cell and press the “Enter” key.
- Click the cell again to select it.