# Fractions To Decimal Conversion

Dec 14, 2009
I have received help on this topic in the past and I though I had solved the issue, however I realized recently that my formula will not work on any fractions larger than 1 inch. I am converting machine threads in fraction form to a decimal equivalent. here is an example of the what the entry looks like before it is converted.

ex,

1/2-20 3A (becomes .5000)or

3/4-13 2A (becomes .7500)or

1-14 3A this one will not work with my current formula (should be 1.0000);

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Jun 24, 2009

I need to convert the fraction at the beginning of a cells text into the decimal equivelent. for example 1/4-20 3A would give .2500. I have this formula so far that works perfect for fractions that only contain 1 number on each side of the division sign such as 1/2.

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Sep 23, 2003

Need to convert decimal to inch fractions IE: 4.5 = 4 1/2 inches

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Jun 1, 2009

I need to find a way to convert the fraction located at the beginning of a text string to decimals. Here is an example of what the cell containing the fraction will look like; 1/4-20 3A. I need to convert the fraction and save/copy paste the decimal answer to another cell.

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Feb 6, 2009

I know that if I enter =3/4 in a cell it will give me .75 but is there is formula to convert fractions into decimals or is this the best way to do it? I was also wondering if there is some way to convert the decimal amount to a fraction

for measurement conversions I know that

=B3*25.4 will convert a decimal to mm and so will the formula =CONVERT(E4,"in","mm")

and to convert mm to a decimal a few formula that work are

=CONVERT(H3,"mm","in")

=MROUND(H4/25.4, 1/8)

=H5/25.4

=INT(H6/25.39999918*8)/8

But is there a way to convert a fraction to the decimal and is there a way to convert mm to a fraction instead of the decimal equivalent of the fraction?

or maybe a formula to convert mm to inches but instead of the result being in decimal format it would be in fraction format?

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Jan 4, 2007

I have a list with prices of US Treasury bonds. They are quoted in a partcular way that I would like to convert to decimal form. They are quoted like this eg: 99-02. Now this means that the price is 99 and some decimal. The two first numbers are the number of 32:s. Thus in this case the price is 99 and 2/32. However if there are three decimals eg 99-021 the last digit refers to the number of 124:s. Thus the price is 99 and 2/32 and 1/256.

Sometimes There are only two decimals followed by a plus or minus sign eg 99-30+ or 99-10-. The plus/minus indicates that you should add/subtract 1/64. (This is the correct way, I know it seems strange but that is the way it is). Also number of digits before the line (in the example 99 might be one, two or three, eg it can look like this: 5-01, 99-021 or 100-21). Is there any way that I can convert these price quotes into decimal form using worksheet functions?

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Feb 18, 2014

I am taking a decimal degree (longitude) and converting it to binary then to hexadecimal. The value I am using is a Binary Angle 32 bit structure that will be translated into an 4-byte hexadecimal (with two characters per byte i.e. "20" is one byte and results in spaces).

This is what I have:

Input of 359.999999916 (in cell A2)

Cells B2 through AG2 I have converted A2 into binary (using formulas like "=IF(A2-180>0,1,0)" for cell B2, "=IF(A2-180*B2-90>0,1,0)" for cell C2, "=IF(A2-180*B2-90*C2-45>0,1,0)" for cell D2, and so on)

I then concatenated all of the results into one cell using the following formula:

=CONCATENATE(B2,C2,D2,E2,F2,G2,H2,I2,J2,K2,L2,M2,N2,O2,P2,Q2,R2,S2,T2,U2,V2,W2,X2,Y2,Z2,AA2,AB2,AC2,AD2,AE2,AF2,AG2)

To get a result of (located in cell A4):

11111111111111111111111111111110

However, when I attempted to use the BIN2HEX conversion on A4, I get a "NUM!" error. Here is the formula that I was using in cell A5:

=BIN2HEX(A4,8)

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May 9, 2009

I am auto-importing statistics from the web via web query. This information imported has a number in the form of a decimal stated as either x.1, or x.2. x.1 represents x-1/3 (one-third) and x.2 represents x-2/3 (two-thirds). I need to use these numbers in a calculation after importing them, but using x.1 or x.2 obviously does not give me accurate results as the numbers should actually be x.3333333 and x.6666666 respectively. What is the easiest way to convert the imported numbers to their actual decimals?...

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Aug 13, 2009

I have a vba macro that takes data from one workbook and pastes it into another workbook. In doing this I have declared a few variables of type single (I only need two decimal precision). However, when I copy the values from the cells on the source workbook and paste them into the target workbook, the numbers end up having 12 decimal places. Ultimately, this extra precision causes my totals to be off by .01 or more after a while. I have tried rounding the number as I pull it off the source workbook into the variable, but that didn't matter. How do I solve this problem? Code for pulling data from source workbook:...

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Aug 3, 2006

Basically, I want to format a group of cells to display 1 decimal figure if the number is not a whole number. If the number is a whole number (or if the rounded first decimal place is 0) I want it to display no decimal.

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Jun 10, 2009

I need to convert a column of numbers currently formatted with 2 decimal places e.g. 112.12 to 4 decimal places (without the decimal point). I need the end result to be 1121200. I've tried a few different suggestions given on the forum previously but can't seem to retain the 4 decimal places that I require.

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Apr 15, 2012

I have to make a excel document in which I have length and width in feet and inch format.

E.g. 10.01 in which 10 is feet and .01 is inch

I have all the length and width values in the above format. And what I want to do is convert the inch value (10.01) to feet value (.01=.08 feet) .

Just like the calculator here does.. [URL] ........

Like

10.01=10.08

10.02=10.16

10..03=10.25

...and so on...

Here is table of conversions from inches to decimal feet. But I don't know how to get a formula for this in excel...????

Inch Decimal of a Foot

1 inch 0.0833

2 inches 0.167

3 inches 0.250

4 inches 0.333

5 inches 0.417

6 inches 0.500

7 inches 0.583

8 inches 0.667

9 inches 0.750

10 inches 0.833

11 inches 0.917

12 inches 1.000

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Aug 8, 2008

I am trying to create a unique sample code by putting together the values of other cells that a user will input. It's all working well apart from the last part, where I am trying to include a decimal number. I want the decimal number to appear without the central "." and in a four digit format. e.g. 2.5 would appear as 0250, 14.25 would appear as 1425. This is the formlua I am using currently:

=IF(ISBLANK(B4),"",IF(LEFT(C4,1)="w",(B4&"-"&TEXT(F4,"YYMMDD")&C4&TEXT(G4,"HHMM")),(B4&"-"&TEXT(F4,"YYMMDD")&C4&LEFT(TEXT(H4,"00"),2)&RIGHT(TEXT(H4,"00"),2))))

However, where the value of H4 is 2.5, I am getting a result of 0303 (I've put this part in bold). I have attached a small spreadsheet to aid understanding.

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Jun 10, 2007

I need a formula to multiply only the decimal number in a cell and not the integer. For example: the number in the cell is 57.3615. I want to multiply .3615 only.

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Aug 7, 2009

I have some numbers that I've imported from the internet. Some of them contain fractions (i.e. 7 1/2) where the 1/2 is a single fraction character. Is there a function I can use to automatically turn these fraction characters into numbers when they're imported to excel via web query?

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Apr 6, 2008

I'm trying to create a model for woodworking where I can enter fractional wood sizes and have Excel create panel sizes and board lengths for cabinetry. I can easily get the inputs formatted in fractions, but then I'd like to have a concatenation formula that joins two fractions and displays a panel size as a fraction. However, when I try to do this, the concatenation formula changes the fractions to decimals.

Example: cell A1 is 3/4" formatted as fraction. Cell A2 is 1 1/2" formatted as fraction. Let's say I want a to concatenate so that A3 reads

3/4 x 1 1/2

But when I use concatenate (A1," x ",A2) the answer in A3 reads

.75 x 1.5

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Feb 11, 2014

How do you limit a cell to only display fractions in sixteenths, eighths, quarters, and halves?

I'll give an example.....we use excel to cut list doors in our cabinet shop. On a three panel door it will spit out a fraction of 1/12" (or 5/12, or 7/12 etc), but this looks a lot like 1/2" and the guys frequently cut them the wrong size.

Is there any way to limit a cell so it will only display in these fractions 1/16, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 etc? and I don't mean by just saying to format in sixteenths, because if I do that then it displays 12/16" when I want it to say 3/4".

I basically want it to round to the nearest sixteenth, but I want it to display to the closest sixteenth, eighth, quarter, half etc.

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Nov 8, 2008

I have a spreadsheet to calculate piping offsets, center to center.

The formula in B:1 is simple. Take the length in cell A:1 and multiply

it by the square root of 2.

I then increment the length by 1/8 of an inch through cell A:180 and those

results are place in B:2 thru B:180.

The results are display to the nearest 1/16 of an inch. But if the actual

dimension is eight and one half inch, it is displayed as 8 8/16. For aesthetic

reason i wish to display the reducible fractions reduced. So that 8 8/16

is displayed as 8 1/2 inch.

I understand that i may go to each cell and individually format it accordingly

as halves

as quarters

as eights

but was wondering if there is an easier method.

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Jun 28, 2013

I have this in a cell Plam Base 36"w x 28.5"h x 22.5"d I want this Plam Base 36"w x 28 1/2"h x 22 1/2"d

How do I do it.

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Feb 12, 2014

I have fractions and whole numbers in a column as per the following.

E13 = 3/4

E15 = 5

E17 = 1-1/2

I can use the formula =SUBSTITUTE(E17,"-"," ")+0 which gives the correct result of 2.5 and also correct

for E15 with the answer 5.

But I'm stumped how to get it correct for E13 where it is less than whole number.

I can use the formula =IF(E13=0,0,("0 "&E11)+0) but that won't work for the remainder of the cells.

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Nov 19, 2008

1.25 is in cell A1. This number will often be buried in a longer part number that may look like ELL-1.25-S40.

I would like to use a formula in cell A2 to display the fractional equivalent (1-1/4).

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Aug 11, 2009

=("0 "&C3)+0

have this formula for converting fractions to decimals which works great,

the problem i have is to get it to register 0 if there is no fraction in c3

will try and word my next question better

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Nov 11, 2006

I know I can use fractions in Excel, eg. 1/4 will yield .25 when formatted for number.

I wanted to allow users to enter fractions in a userform, but alas, it seems to come out as text. So I gave up on the idea, and then it hit me that this forum might be able to provide the answer. If so, maybe I'll include it before I finish my project.

In a nutshell, I want to have users put in fractions, decimals or whole numbers in the userform so I can use it in formulas. (I haven't given any thought to handling combinations like 1 1/2. Later for that). Is there any way for the Excel to know that the textbox on the userform is a number?

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Feb 14, 2014

I created a table for a check register. Column D is the transaction amount and column I is the updated balance. Column D has no formulas. It is where I enter the transaction amount. I checked all entries and even re-typed them. I extended the decimals out to the maximum and they are all. $$.CC000000000etc - no fractions of pennies. However the Subtotal 109 formula at the bottom of the table computes the answer with fractions of pennies even though there are no entries with fractions of pennies. And at row 118 in column I it also starts computing it as fractions of a penny.

Column I has a formula. Row 1 of course is titles. The second row is my begining balance with this formula: +"Table Name"[[#This Row],[Amount]] In other words what is in Column D row 2 as my first transaction, the beginning balance. The rest of the column has this formula +I(row above)+$D(that row) so in column 3 it is +I2+$D3 and so forth down the rest of the table. It had read +I2+"Table Name"[[#This Row],[Amount]] but I changed it to $D because I thought that might fix the error. It didn't

Columns D and I are the only ones with dollar amounts and really any numbers, except for the dates in column B. E is the envelope, F is the category, and G is the transaction status (cleared, pending, etc.). They have drop down boxes. Column H is notes. It is formatted as text. In the transaction amount column (D) I enter debits as negative numbers and credits as positive. e.g., a check written for $20 is -20.00 and a deposit of $20 is 20.00. Column I, my balance does not have any negative numbers. -fortunately-

The problem is minor and I could work around it. However it impacts my formula which tells me that I "balance." It will not return the value "Balanced" as it is computing a variance between my bank balance+uncleared items being equal to my CR balance by a fraction of a penny.

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Apr 26, 2006

I want to concatenate several cells, some of which are formated as fractions,

and have it display those numbers as a fraction. When I perform the

function, it displays the cell in its decimal form.

Example:

=CONCATENATE(E2," ( ",F2," in. "," ",G2," ",H2," in. ", I2," ",J2," in."," )

"," color #")

Where: F2, H2 and J2 are fractions.

Result: 12" Stretcher ( 11.625 in. x 23.625 in. x 3.625 in. ) color #

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Mar 12, 2008

What I am doing is creating a spreadsheet solution to tack race times. These show up in past performances in the following formats in paper copies: 45 2/5 seconds. The end user would have to put in maybe 30 of these times based on the number of contestants. Keeping in mind that the 45 2/5 number will be used in some calculations, I want to give the user the easiest input interface. Meaning instead of inputting like this; 0:45.4 (mm:ss/00 format), I would like them to just enter 45.4. the spreadsheet would input format this cell into a time format that would be able to have calculations done to it. Another example might be 1:35.60 (mm:ss.00 format) which is 1 minute 35 and 3/5 seconds. This would be entered as 135.6.

A few questions first:

1) Would it be easier to leave the number inputed alone until the calculations ar finished then translate into a time factor?

or

2) would it be necessary to convert into a time factor as inputted be cause of the 60 factor involved with the time factor?

Having asked those questions, setting this all up with the exact scope I am working towards, any help or sugesstions as to the best way to proceed would be fantastic!

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Mar 30, 2007

I am trying to set up a workbook to record times for our swimming club. This will involve recording the swimmer's time as minutes, seconds, tenths and hundredths. I would then want to be able to compare the new time to the swimmer's previous personal best and calculate the difference.

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Jun 19, 2007

I am currently trying to organize numerous numbers by fractions, and it just will not set up right.

1 1/2

1/2

3/4

2

1

2 X 3/4

1 X 1/2

1 1/2 X 3/4

What would be the best code used, or method, to ensure that these numbers organize correctly?

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Jan 1, 2012

If I do =sin(radians(30)) I get .5 and =sin(radians(45)) I get .707106

These are of course correct, but I would like to get 1/2 and sq root 2/2 (with the actual radical sign).

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Nov 25, 2009

I am creating a spreadsheet for use in a manufacturing environment to create a costing and cut list spreadsheet for production set up. The intent is that anyone can use this by copying and pasting an Excel Bill Of Material (BOM) that is generated out of a CAD program onto sheet 1. On sheet 2 (which they don’t touch) is the costing and cut list spreadsheet that references sheet 1 and automatically generated the numbers to create cut sizes and costs.

The first challenge I had was that the measurements include the inch symbol. For example if the imported text 15 5/8" is in cell A1 I am able to remove the inch symbol by using the following formula on sheet 2: =--LEFT(Sheet1!A1,LEN(Sheet1!A1)-1). The result is: 15.6250 which is exactly what I want.

Here is the problem I am having. When the listed dimension is less than 1” and is 5/8” for example I get ###### because I have the cell formatted as a 4 decimal place number. If I change the formatting to number with zero decimal places it becomes 39941 which is how many days it has been from January 1, 1900 to May 8, 2009.

The question is what formula should I use to change the 5/8” imported text so it says 0.6250 and can be used in math formulas? Please keep in mind that the imported text could be a measurement with a small number like 1/16” to a large one such as 284 3/4" and that the imported text “is what it is” and cannot be manually changed or adjusted (because that presents the risk of people creating errors and costing the company money by ordering the wrong material sizes).

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