display fraction in cell instead of decimal in Excel

Q110. In Excel, how can I display fractions as it is in a cell (instead of displaying as a decimal)?

For example, when we enter 1/4, Excel normally recognizes it as a date. If we enter =1/4, the display changes to 0.25. Is there anyway I can display a fraction like 1/4 as it is?

To do it in Excel, here is the answer:

a) Enter "0 1/4" to get Excel to display 1/4. Similarly follow the same logic and enter fractions like 3 1/8, 0 1/2, 6 1/7 etc.,

excel display fraction in cell instead of decimal

b) As shown below, when entered this way, Excel shows the fraction as it is. Notice that internally the value stored is the same as before - the formula bar would display the actual value stored in the cell.

excel excel display fraction in cell instead of decimal

 

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