In Google docs, you can write fraction symbol (/ or -) which consist of both the numerator and denominator in two different ways. Some people like diagonal line(/) and some like divide line(-) to display fraction. Here we will see both diagonal and how to get divide line on Google docs.

If you want to write a common fraction like one-half( ½ ) or one-fourth(¼) simply type fraction and then press enter from the keyboard, your fraction will automatically appear on Google docs. But there are another two ways to type fractions in Google docs.

## How to make a fractions in Google docs

To Write fractions in Google docs can be done via inserting special characters in the doc

Open **Google docs**

Navigate to menu and go to **Insert** -> click on **Special characters**

A small box will appear in front of you, from there drop down and choose **Number** then **Fractions/Related** as mention under

Now select the required fraction from the table for example ¼,½, etc. These are the common type of fractions.

## How to type a fraction in Google docs

You can type both proper fractions and mixed fractions in Google docs by the Equation method.

Open **Google docs**

Navigate to menu and go to **Insert** -> click on **Equation**

Under New equation select **Math Operations** then select fraction as shown in below image-

This is the very basic method to make a numerator and denominator in Google docs. You can write simple fraction, mixed fraction or get uncommon fraction by this way.