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# How to write fractions in word

## How do you type fractions on a keyboard?

The best way to make fractions on your computer is by typing the top number, followed by the division symbol (above the number 8 on your number keypad) and then the bottom number.

## How are fractions written?

Definition. Common Fractions: Common fractions are written in the form , where a, b are whole numbers and b 0. The top numeral,a, is called the numerator and the bottom numeral, b, is called the denominator.

## How do you type half in Word?

And if you are using Windows, simply press down the Alt key and type 0189 using the numeric keypad on the right side of your keyboard. Exclusively for Microsoft Word users, type 00BD and then press Alt + X to get the ½ sign.

## What is the fraction symbol?

A fraction is a number consisting of one or more equal parts of a unit. It is denoted by the symbol a/b, where a and b≠0 are integers (cf.

## How do I write divided in Word?

Open the Insert tab, click Symbol and pick the ÷ division symbol to insert it in your document. Repeat the same step for each symbol you need, or paste the first division symbol.

## How do I make equations in Word?

To bring up the Equation Editor, On the Insert tab, in the Symbols group, click the arrow next to Equation, and then click Insert New Equation. This will bring up the equation editor toolbar and will place an edit box at the insertion point in the document.

## How do I write equations in Word 2007?

To insert an equation in a Word 2007 document, click on the “Insert” menu/tab to see the “Insert” ribbon. In the “Symbols” section, choose “Equation“. You can also press “Alt+=” on your keyboard. You will now see Equation Tools | Design Ribbon.

## How do you expand an equation box in Word?

You can set this adjustment by following these steps:

1. Choose Spacing from the Format menu. The Equation Editor displays the Spacing dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
2. Click on the Limit height box. The Equation Editor changes the Spacing dialog box.
3. Enter a limit height spacing that is a percentage of normal.
4. Click on OK.

## Why are my fractions cut off in Word?

If the paragraph line spacing in Word is set to “Exactly” some value, and if that value is too small to enclose the equation, this causes Word to place the equation behind lines of text, thus obscuring parts of the equation.

## How do I change the equation of a line in Word?

This can be achieved by pressing <Shift Enter> for a new line between each equation rather than <Enter> for a new paragraph. In fact, Word will do this automatically for you, if you choose to align adjoining equations (e.g. on the equals character).

## How do you put a line under an equation?

Using the Equation Editor

To do so, click the “Insert” tab in your Word document. In the “Symbols” section of the “Insert” tab, click “Equation”. The “Design” tab underEquation Tools” displays. In the “Structures” section, click “Accent” to access various accents you can apply to the top of the text in the equation.

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