Convert Decimals To Fractions

BY STANLEY ZAROWIN

CONVERT DECIMALS TO FRACTIONS
Q. Thanks for your advice in the September 2001 issue on converting fractions in Excel into decimal values. But how about those of us who need to do the reverse—that is, convert decimal values into fractions? Can Excel do that?

A. Sure can, and here’s how it’s done: Highlight the decimal numbers you want to convert to fractions and then right-click, selecting Format Cells and the Number tag. Then scroll down the Category list and click on Fraction , producing this screen: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notice your choices: Excel will convert decimals into many different kinds of fractions: from up to one digit in the numerator and denominator (such as 14 ) to those with hundredths as denominators (such as 30100 ). Here’s a table with some sample conversions:

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