How to Type Fractions in Google Docs [An Easy 2024 Guide]

| | March 20, 2024

Google Docs is a powerful and versatile tool for creating documents, but when it comes to mathematical expressions like fractions, users often find themselves searching for the right way to input these symbols.

Though you can easily write fractions in Google Docs using the forward slash (example - 1/2), however, if you want to write proper mathematical fractions in your document, you can follow the simple method explained in this article.

In this article, I'll walk you through the simple steps to type fractions in Google Docs effortlessly.

Let's get started.

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How to Type Fractions in Google Docs

How to Type Fractions in Google Docs?

First, you need to open a document by visiting the Home Page of Google Docs -

Now, click on Blank Document to open a new document on Google Docs.

Open Blank Document in Google Docs

To add a fraction, we will use the Equation feature offered by Google Docs. Using this feature, we can easily add fraction to our document.

Let see how to use it.

First, click on Insert from the top menu and click on Equation.

Insert Equation Option in Google Docs

Now, you need to click on Math Operations and select the option - a/b as shown below.

Math Operations

Next, to type fractions in Google Docs, you would first need to enter the numerator. Enter a number as numerator and press Enter.

Then, enter a number as denominator and press Enter. Please see the below screenshot for more information.

Type Numerator and Denominator

In the below screenshot, you can see that I have entered 3/4 as numerator and denominator for my fraction.

After entering both the numerator and the denominator, press the Enter button twice.

Fraction in Google Docs

Below, you can see that I have perfectly added a fraction to my Google document.

Fraction Written in Google Docs

Thus, by following these simple steps, you can easily type fractions in your Google documents.

Wrapping Up

Google Docs allows you to add different types of mathematical expressions in your documents, including fraction.

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