If you want to convert a ratio to a decimal number, you are in the right place. This article is for you. Here we will take you through 3 easy and convenient methods on how to convert the ratio to decimal in Excel.

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**3 Methods to Convert Ratio to Decimal in Excel**

Here, we have a dataset of the **Ratio of Male to Female Students** based on the corresponding **Class**.

Now, we can convert it into decimal in two easy but handy steps. At first, we have to convert the ratio into a fraction. Then, from fractions, we can get our desired value in decimal.

**1. Converting Ratio to Decimal in Excel Using Format Cells Option **

For the first method, we will use the **Custom Format Cells** option to convert a ratio to decimal in excel. To do that, please follow the below steps.

- Firstly, select the
**D5**cell and insert the following formula, and tap the**ENTER**key.

**=SUBSTITUTE(C5,”:”,”/”)**

Here, **C5 **is the starting cell of the *Ratio of Male to Female Students*.

This will give us the value in fractional format. Then, we’ll get the fractional values of other rows by utilizing the **Fill Handle** tool to cell **D14**.

- Secondly, copy the cells in the
**D5:D14**range and paste them as**Values**in the cells in the**E5:E14**range.

- Thirdly, select the cells in the
**E5:E14**range and then select the**Number**from the Ribbon in the**Home**tab.

- Then, you’ll see the
**Format Cells**dialog box. Now click on**Custom**> click on**0.00**> select**OK**.

- Next, you’ll get the value in decimal by double-clicking on cell
**E5**and pressing the**ENTER**key**.**

And, we have to double click and press **ENTER **on each cell of column **E** to get the same result.

Finally, the output will be as follows.

*Note:** This method can be applied to a smaller dataset. Because to get decimal from fraction, here you have to double-click and press ENTER manually for each cell which is very tiresome. So, here we are giving another method below to be relieved from this trouble.*

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**2. Converting Ratio to Decimal Applying VALUE Function**

Here, we’ll do exactly the same as method 1 till getting the value in fractional form (in column **D**). Then, click on cell **E5 **and write down the formula as follows, and press **ENTER **key. In this case, we’re applying the **VALUE function** which converts a text value into a number. So, the formula for the **E5** cell will be as follows.

`=VALUE("0 "&D5)`

Here, **D5 **refers to *Fraction*.

That’s how we can get the decimal value. Now, using the **Fill Handle** tool and dragging it down to cell **E14**, we can get other values as well.

**3. Getting the Ratio First and Then Convert It to Decimal**

In the above **2** methods, we learned how to convert a given ratio to decimal. Here we’ll see how to get **ratios from two columns of numbers** and then convert the ratio into decimal.

Here we have a dataset of **10** individuals and their respective **Ages**.

From this, we’ll **calculate the ratio** of their ages and then convert it to decimal.

**Steps:**

- At first, click on cell
**F5**and write down the formula as follows, and press the**ENTER**key.

`=C5/GCD(C5,E5)&":"&E5/GCD(C5,E5)`

Here, **C5** & **E5** refer to *Age*.

- Then, drag down the
**Fill Handle**tool to cell**F14**to get the remaining values in the ratio.

- So, you have to follow the steps from method 2 to get the fractional values, and lastly in decimal format.

Eventually, you’ll get the following output.

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**Conclusion**

Here we’ve tried to show you **3** methods of converting a ratio to decimal in Excel. Thank you for reading this article, we hope this was helpful. If you have any queries or suggestions, please let us know in the comment section. Please visit our website **Exceldemy** to explore more.