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?

I am trying to convert Degrees Minutes & Decimals of a minute (12° 34.567') to Degrees and decimals of a degree (12.57611°). I have the formula to convert latitude, that is two digits, but it doesn't want to work with longitudes, three digits. (see attachment). This is the formula that I am using:

I am having a problem with formatting a cell. I have several (into the hundreds) of items that are being inputed and I am looking for resolution with formatting. I have gotten pretty close but there are some kinks that I can't seem to work out.

The column that I am working on has numbers such as these (they aren't currently formatted)

14-12345 14-01234 14-00123

these numbers are organized by 2 digit year (XX) a hyphen (-) and then a five digit number (XXXXX) hence XX-XXXXX.

My number already have the hyphen in them and the auto format has taken some of the numbers from XXXXX to XXX if the number started with two zeros.

14-123 14-1234

Is there anyway to custom format the cell so that it will turn

This into this 14-123 14-00123

But leave this 14-12345 alone?

The closest I have gotten to an answer is this formula 00"-0"0000, but that messes up the larger numbers.

I am trying to take a list of part numbers that have an undefined number of hyphens in the part number, and remove the hyphens in order to use the VLOOKUP function.

Example part numbers are AA34-55A3-L, 444342-02, etc.

I tried searching for threads that helped on this subject but they all involved VBA, which I do not know how to use with Excel. I took VB senior year of high school and C for a semester in college, so I recognize the commands, but I have no idea how it's implemented.

Is there a [relatively simple] way to do this with Excel functions? If not, how would I implement this using VBA? I am currently using the 2003 edition.

I need a way to randomly generate a number( up to hundred trillion) in cell A1 and in cell B1 have the number appear in word form. Example: 129,114,023,131,453 will appear in A1 and in B1: one hundred twenty-nine trillion one hundred four-teen billion twenty-three million one hundred thirty-one thousands four hundred fifty-three The hyphens are important, commas between the numbers are not necessary. I know that for A1 I can use Randbetween() function to generate the numbers. The problem is generating the word form with the hyphens....

I need to make a macro that will find text between "o/" and "/", remove hyphens from the text it found, and then add it to the end of the current cell contents. I know how to add to the end of current cell contents, but cannot figure out how to grab text between certain characters or replace hyphens and replace with spaces.

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?

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

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.

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.

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.

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);

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?

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.

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.

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 #

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!

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.

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).