Join Dennis Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Work with formulas and formats: Decimals and fractions, part of Excel Tips Weekly.
- [Narrator] Most Excel users at one time or another…need to deal with formats involving numbers…and decimals.…Working with fractions is less common.…Let's check out both of these using different techniques.…If you're a baseball fan, you know that…batting average is calculated by taking the number of hits…it doesn't make any difference whether they're home runs…or doubles or whatever,…the number of hits divided by times at bat.…So imagine this batter right here.…What's his average equal the number of hits…divided by times at bat.…
But in baseball terminology,…we'd call this 318 and we certainly…don't want it displayed like that.…So first order of business might be…on the Home tab, let's use the Comma button…and let's display three decimals…so to the right we can increase the number of decimals…but there's still that leading zero out there…that we wouldn't want.…There's no standard method that we see here…that's going to get rid of that zero…but what we could do is go into Format Cells,…by way of Control + 1, that's one way,…
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