How to Insert Equations in Google Slides (Quick Guide)

It can be a bit confusing at first to figure out how to insert equations in Google Slides. But once you know how, it’s actually quite easy. Here are the steps you need to follow:

1. Create a text box in Google Slides by clicking on the T-shaped item in the toolbar.

2. A text box will appear on your slide. Then double-click on the text box to go to edit mode. Now press Insert > Special Characters from the Google Slides menu bar. 

3. Then select Symbol and Math in the last two dropdown boxes beside the “Insert special characters.”

4. Now you will find a bunch of options for different equations. You can either select an equation from the list or you can search for the list. You can also draw an equation by clicking on the box under the search bar.

Here is an example equation I have written in the slide:

How to Enter Fractions in Google Slides

If you want to insert a fraction in Google Slides, here are the steps you need to follow:

1. Enter the first number of the fraction. For example, if you want to write 1/2, enter 1.

2. Then press the oblique (/) sign from your keyboard.

3. After that, enter the second number of the fraction. In our example, it would be 2.

4. Finally, press Enter or return on your keyboard. Your fraction will appear in the text box.

You can also use the Special Characters tool to insert a fraction. Just follow the steps mentioned above and select the fraction you want to insert from the list.

How to Enter a Square Root in Google Slides

Here are the steps you need to follow to enter a square root in Google Slides:

1. First, go to Insert and then click on the Special Character option like earlier.

2. Now write the square root on the search bar. You will see the square root symbol at the top of the list.

3. Click on it and then press enter. The square root symbol will appear in the text box.

4. Now write the number inside the square root symbol. For example, if you want to write \sqrt{2}, you must write 2 inside the square root symbol. Your equation will appear in the text box.

That’s all you need to do to insert equations in Google Slides! We hope this guide has been helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below.