Display ratios correctly

Andrew G

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Hello.
How can I format cells so that ratios such as 24/36, 100/205, 45/110, etc. are kept "as is" and not reduced?
Thanks, Andy.
 

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As long as you dont precede by an "=" sign. Then Excel should just accept these as text entries and display as typed.
 
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To Display result as Fractions instead of percent then change cell format to #/#

How?

Format/cells/custom/ and set format to #/#

24/36 is 0.66667. A prpoer fraction would be 2/3 which is what you get after formating as above. Unfortunately this means that 24/36 would show as 2/3's. I don't know how you'd stop it reducing to lowest fraction ?

Hope it helps.
 
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Hi. I can enter numbers as fractions okay, but I need to prevent it automatically reducing it - so that 20/30 doesn't become 2/3 etc. Andy.
 
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