# How to write fractions in Powerpoint

When preparing a presentation for a mathematics class, you may want to use fractions. You may also need to use fractions when preparing a presentation for a company. PowerPoint offers many types of fractions that you can use.

## 3 ways that you can use to enter fractions in Powerpoint Slide.

• Use the Keyboard
• Use the Fraction Tool
• Use the Inking Tool

We will show you all the above methods. We will also show the respective advantages of these methods.

Let us start.

## Method #1: Use the Keyboard

### Step #1: Open a Presentation

Open a blank presentation or the presentation where you would like to enter the fraction.

### Step #2: Write your fraction

Using your keyboard, enter your text and the fraction. Separate the numbers in the fraction using the forward slash.

• Simple method.
• Maintains the same font for the text and the fraction.

• You can enter only simple linear fractions, but not complex equations.

## Method #2: Use the Fraction Tool

### Step #1: Open a Presentation

Open a blank presentation or the presentation where you would like to enter the fraction.

### Step #2: Open the Equation ribbon

Place the cursor at the position where you want the fraction to appear.

Click on the Insert tab on the top menu bar to change the ribbon.

In the section Symbols, click on the Equation tab to change the ribbon.

The ribbon will change to the Design tab under Equation Tools.

### Step #3: Type a linear equation

Now you can type a linear equation at the cursor position.

While typing the linear equation, you can use any symbol from the Symbol section.

You can get more symbols by clicking on the down arrow on the right-hand side.

PowerPoint introduces the equation in Cambria Math Font.

### Step #4: Change the structure of the equation

To change the structure of the equation, click on the Fraction icon in the section Structures.

A list of structures for Fractions and Common Fractions opens.

Options available in the list are:

Fractions: Stacked Fractions, Skewed Fractions, Linear Fractions, and Small Fractions.

Common Fractions: dy over dx, cap delta y over cap delta x, partial y over partial x, delta y over delta x, and Pi over 2.

Choose the structure you want—we chose the skewed fraction.

PowerPoint introduces the equation in the form of squares.

Select each square and enter its required number.

You can use other fractions and structures from the section Structures.

• Simple to use.

• You can use only the equations listed.
• You cannot design your equation.
• The equation is in Cambria Math Font.

## Method #3: Use the Inking Tool

### Step #1: Open a Presentation

Open a blank presentation or the presentation where you would like to enter the fraction.

### Step #2: Open the Equation ribbon

Place the cursor at the position where you want the equation to appear.

Click on the Insert tab on the top menu bar to change the ribbon.

In the section Symbols, click on the Equation tab to change the ribbon.

The ribbon will change to the Design tab under Equation Tools.

### Step #3: Draw an equation

In the section Tools, click on the Ink Equation icon.

This opens a design space for drawing your equation.

Inside the design space, the cursor will change to a point.

PowerPoint will interpret your drawing as an equation in the section above.

Use the editing tools at the bottom to change your equation.

### Step #4: Insert the equation

Click on the Insert tab at the bottom to insert the equation in your presentation.