# How to Enter a Fraction

A fraction is expressed as one number over another number. There are proper fractions and improper fractions.

Proper fractions are those fractions where the numerator is less than the denominator. An improper fraction is a fraction where the numerator is greater than the denominator, which can also be written as the combination of an integer and a proper fraction.

1. To enter a fraction with integer

Step 1: Select a cell in the worksheet (e.g., A1);

Step 2: Type all numbers and signs with the order: integer, space, nominator, and denominator (e.g., 2 3/5);

• Type "2 3/5" in the order: "2", "space", "3", "slash", then "5";

Step 3: Press Enter key from the keyboard to finish the data entry.

2. To type a fraction with no integer

To type a fraction with no integer, you will need to type 0 first, otherwise, the data entry will turn into the date. For example, 4/9 will automatically change to "9-Apr" in Excel.

Step 1: Select a cell (e.g., A1) in the worksheet;

Step 2: In the cell, type "0 4/9" in the order below: "0", space, "4", "slash", then "9";

Step 3: Press Enter key from the keyboard to finish data entry.