⅖ Two-fifths Symbol Text (Meaning, Type on Keyboard, Copy & Paste) 

This post will teach you a lot about the Two-fifths Symbol.

First, we’ll look at its meaning, HTML, CSS, and Alt codes, Copy & Paste button, then the steps you may take to type this symbol text on your keyboard, and many more.

Without any further ado, let’s get started.

Copy Two-Fifths Symbol Text

The easiest way to get the Two-fifths Symbol is to copy and paste it wherever you need it. The copy button above will save you some time in doing so.

After copying this symbol, you can paste it anywhere by pressing Ctrl and V on your keyboard.

Meaning of the Two-fifths Symbol

The Two-fifths symbol or 2/5 sign (⅖) is a mathematical fraction. It represents two parts out of five parts.

In Unicode, the Two-fifths Symbol is the character at code point U+2156. Its HTML code is ⅖ and you can type it on your keyboard by pressing Alt + 8534 (in MS Word Only). 

Continue reading for more details on this symbol.

Two-fifths Symbol Information Table

The table below depicts a bird’s-eye-view of the Two-fifths Symbol.

It summarizes to include all the essential and technical information about this symbol. We will keep updating it to include the latest facts.

NAMETwo-fifths Symbol
CATEGORYFraction Symbols
SHORTCUT 1 (MS WORD)Alt + 8534
HTML entity&fract25;

To the best of our ability, the above table presents some technical information about this fraction Symbol, including the keyboard shortcut, Unicode, and HTML code.

Continue reading to better understand how to type this symbol using the keyboard and other methods.

How to Type the Two-fifths Symbol

Although there is no dedicated key on the keyboard to type the Two-fifths Symbol, you can get it through other keyboard shortcuts.

You can also insert this symbol in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Google Docs if you use one of the Microsoft Office or Google apps.

Below you’ll find several methods for accessing this symbol, including keyboard shortcuts and methods utilizing MS Office and Google Docs’ built-in navigation systems.

The Two-fifths Symbol Alt Code (Keyboard Shortcut)

The Two-fifths Symbol Alt Code is Alt + 8534.

Note: This Alt Code shortcut works in Microsoft Word for Windows only.

This Alt code method can be used to type this symbol by holding down the Alt key while typing 8534 on the separate numeric keypad on the right side of the keyboard.

Below is a detailed step-by-step guide you may use to type the Fraction for the Two-fifths with your keyboard.

  • Open your Microsoft Word document where you need to type this symbol.
  • Place your cursor in the document where you need to type this symbol.
  • On the keyboard, press down the Alt key with one hand.
  • As you hold down the Alt key, use your other hand to press the Two-fifths Symbol Alt Code (8534).
  • Now release the Alt key.

After you release the Alt key, the symbol (⅖) will immediately appear precisely where you place the cursor.

Two-fifths Symbol in Word/Excel/PowerPoint

Using this simple mouse navigation, you can quickly insert the Two-fifths Symbol into Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.

The steps below will show you how to insert this symbol in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.

  • Open your Word or Excel, or PowerPoint document.
  • Go to the Insert tab.
MS Word Insert Tab
  • On the far-right section, you’ll see the Symbols group. Select Symbol > More Symbols
MS Word Insert More Symbols

The Symbol window will appear.

Microsoft Word Symbol Window
  • The symbol (⅖) can be found in this window. To find it quickly, change the subset to number forms and type 2156 in the Character code: box. The Two-fifths Symbol will be selected as soon as you type the code.
  • Insert it into your Word document by clicking the Insert button.
  • Close the Symbol dialog.
searching for two-fifths symbol using the character code

These are the steps for inserting the Two-fifths Symbol (⅖) and any other symbol in Microsoft Word or other Office apps on Windows and Mac OS.


To insert a two-fifth symbol in Word using the Equation tool, follow these steps:

  1. Open your Word document and place the cursor where you want to insert the fraction.
  2. Go to the “Insert” tab in the Word toolbar.
  3. In the “Symbols” group, click on the “Equation” button. This will open the Equation Tools tab in the toolbar.
equation tool tab view
  1. In the Equation tab, click on the “Fraction” button. It is located in the Structures group.
  2. A drop-down menu will appear with various fraction templates. Choose the “Stacked Fraction.”
  3. Once you select this fraction template, Word will insert the fraction placeholder into your document, typically with empty boxes.
equation tab > fraction button
  1. Place your cursor in the top box of the fraction and type the numerator (2).
  2. Move to the bottom box of the fraction and type the denominator (5).
  3. After inserting and formatting the fraction, continue typing or editing the rest of your document as needed.

That’s it! You have successfully inserted a two-fifth fraction using the Equation tool in Word.

Two-fifths Symbol In Google Docs

Google Docs is another text editor with which users may struggle to type or insert the Two-fifths Symbol. 

Meanwhile, Google Docs provides the most straightforward method for inserting symbols not found on the keyboard.

Without further ado, let’s get into it.

To get this Symbol in Google Docs:

  • Launch Google Docs and position your cursor where the symbol will be inserted.
  • Go to Insert > Special Characters.
Go to Insert > Special Characters in Google Docs

The Insert special characters window will appear., which includes a search bar ܄and a drawing pad.

  • Using the Search bar, search for the two fifths. Then, double-click on the text Symbol in the search results to insert it into Google Docs.
  • You can also draw the two fifths Symbol using the drawing pad below the search bar. If Google Docs recognizes the drawing, it will display the symbol and similar signs in the results box. Then double-click the symbol to insert it.
searching for two-fifths symbol in special characters in google docs

These steps are to insert this and any other symbol into Google Docs.


In Google Docs, you can insert a two-fifths fraction using the Equation tool by following these steps:

  1. Open your Google Docs document and place the cursor where you want to insert the fraction.
  2. Click on the “Insert” tab in the Google Docs toolbar.
inserting two-fifths symbol using equation tab
  1. From the dropdown menu, select “Equation.” This will open the Equation editor panel on the right side of the screen.
  2. In the Equation editor panel, you’ll find a toolbar with various mathematical symbols and templates.
  3. To insert a fraction, click on the fraction icon in the toolbar. 
  4. Google Docs will insert a fraction placeholder into your document, with empty boxes for the numerator and denominator.
equation tab> fraction icon on google docs
  1. Place your cursor in the top box of the fraction and type the numerator (2).
  2. Move to the bottom box of the fraction and type the denominator (5).
  3. After inserting and formatting the fraction, you can continue typing or editing the rest of your document.

That’s it! You have successfully inserted a two-fifths fraction using the Equation tool in Google Docs.

Two-fifths Symbol on The Character Map (Windows)

In Windows, the Character Map is a tool that can be used to view characters in any installed font, determine what keyboard input (or Alt code) is used to type those characters, and copy characters to the clipboard instead of typing them with your keyboard.

This section will demonstrate how to use the Character Map tools to easily copy and paste this Symbol.

Without further ado, let’s get into it.

  • Search for Character Map in the Windows Start menu.
Searching for the Character Map in Windows
  • You should see the character Map appear in the search results. Click on it to launch it.
  • When it’s open, go to the bottom left corner of the window and click to expand the Advance view options.
Character Map Advanced View
  • To quickly locate this symbol on the Character Map, change the font to MS Gothic and search for the symbol name (two fifths) in the search box.

The symbol will be displayed for you to copy.

searching for two-fifths symbol in character map view
  • To copy this symbol, double-click it, and it will be selected in the Characters to Copy box. Then, click the Copy button to copy it to your clipboard.
  • Place your cursor where you want the symbol and press Ctrl + V to paste it.

And there you have it.

You can take these steps to copy and paste the Two-fifths symbol or other symbols on your Windows PC.

Adding Two-fifths symbol In HTML/CSS

The Two-fifths symbol can also be added in HTML and CSS using entities.

HTML and CSS entities are special codes used to represent characters that have special meanings or cannot be displayed as regular text in HTML and CSS.

Entities are used to display characters such as angle brackets, ampersands, and quotation marks, as well as special symbols such as copyright, trademark, and multiplication signs.

Using entity codes is important for ensuring that HTML and CSS code is valid and can be interpreted correctly by web browsers.

The HTML code for the Two-fifths Symbol is ⅖

The CSS code for the Two-fifths Symbol is \2156

To add the Two-fifths Symbol to an HTML page, you can use its entity name or number (decimal or hexadecimal reference), as shown in the example below:

// html example

<span> &#8534; </span>

To display the Two-fifths Symbol from CSS, you can use a CSS shortcode or CSS entity, as shown in the example below:

// css example

span {

  content: "\2156";



Most people have difficulty typing or inserting this symbol. So, we’ve broken down the various methods and steps required to type or get it into your documents.

And as you can see above, we’ve attempted to cover as much information about the Two-fifths Symbol as possible.

Thank you for taking the time to go through this blog.

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