How To Write Fractions In Google Docs

Many of us use Google Docs for its convenience and efficiency. However, there are times when you may need to write fractions in Google Docs, whether it’s for a math class, a recipe, or a report. If you’ve ever been stuck on how to do this, this post will guide you through the steps!

Method 1: Using the Special Characters Tool

Google Docs has a built-in feature that allows you to insert special characters, including fractions. Here are the steps to do so:

  1. Click on the “Insert” tab on the Google Docs menu bar.
  2. Select “Special characters”.
  3. From the drop-down menu, select “Number” then “Fraction”.
  4. Choose the fraction you want to insert and it will appear in your document.

Method 2: Using the Equation Tool

If you can’t find the fraction you need from the special characters tool, or if you need a more complex fraction, you can use the equation tool. Here’s how:

  1. Click on the “Insert” tab on the Google Docs menu bar.
  2. Select “Equation”.
  3. In the equation text box, type the numerator (the top number of the fraction), followed by a slash (/), and then the denominator (the bottom number of the fraction).
  4. Google Docs will automatically convert this into a fraction.

Please note that the equation tool will create fractions in a traditional vertical format, with the numerator above the denominator, separated by a horizontal line.

Insert > Equation > Type "numerator/denominator"

Method 3: Using the Google Docs App

If you’re using the Google Docs app on a mobile device, the process is slightly different. You can still write fractions, just follow these steps:

  1. Tap where you want the fraction to go.
  2. Tap the “+” (plus) button at the top of the screen.
  3. Select “Equation”.
  4. Type your fraction as “numerator/denominator”.

In conclusion, writing fractions in Google Docs can be simple and convenient, whether you’re using the desktop version or the app on your mobile device. With these methods, you can easily add any fraction to your document. Happy writing!