How To Write Fractions In Google Slides

In today’s digital age, presentations have become a standard part of education, business, and just about everywhere else. Google Slides is an accessible and easy-to-use tool for creating beautiful presentations. But sometimes, creating certain elements, like fractions, can seem a bit tricky. Don’t worry! This tutorial will guide you on how to write fractions in Google Slides.

Method 1: Using the Special Characters Tool

The simplest way to write fractions in Google Slides is to use the special characters tool. This tool provides you with a library of symbols and special characters, including fractions. Here’s how to use it:

  1. Open your Google Slides presentation and select the text box where you want to insert your fraction.
  2. Click on the “Insert” tab in the menu bar.
  3. Select “Special characters” from the dropdown menu.
  4. In the special characters window, type “fraction” in the search bar, and you will see a list of fraction options.
  5. Click on the fraction you want to insert, and it will appear in your selected text box.

Method 2: Using the Equation Tool

While the special characters tool works well for simple fractions, if you need more complex fractions or mathematical expressions, it’s better to use the Equation tool. Follow these steps:

  1. Select the text box where you want to insert the equation.
  2. Click on the “Insert” tab in the menu bar.
  3. Choose “Equation” from the dropdown menu. This brings up a new toolbar with mathematical symbols.
  4. Click on the “fraction” symbol (looks like a stacked “a/b”).
  5. Type your numerator and denominator into the appropriate spaces in the fraction.

Note: In this method, you can also use the underscore “_” and forward-slash “/” symbols to create your fractions. For example, typing “a_b/c” will give you a fraction of ab/c.

Method 3: Using Google’s Explore Tool

Another method to write fractions is using Google’s Explore tool. This tool is particularly useful if you need to insert complex mathematical equations.

  1. Click on the “Explore” icon (a star) in the bottom right corner of Google Slides.
  2. Type your fraction as a division (e.g., “1/2” for one-half) in the Explore search bar and press Enter.
  3. Under the “Web” results, you should see your fraction shown as an image. Click on it, and it will be inserted into your slide.

Writing fractions in Google Slides is as simple as that. With these methods, you can easily add fractions to your presentations for a clear and effective display of numerical data or mathematical equations. Happy presenting!