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Chapter 12. Building Formulas > Formula Fundamentals

Formula Fundamentals

All formulas in Excel begin with an equal sign. The equal sign tells Excel that the succeeding characters constitute a formula. If you omit the equal sign, Excel might interpret the entry as text.

To see how formulas work, we'll walk through some rudimentary ones. Begin by selecting blank cell A10. Then type =10+5 and press Enter. The value 15 appears in cell A10. Now select cell A10, and the formula bar displays the formula you just entered. What appears in the cell is the displayed value; what appears in the formula bar is the underlying value, which in this case is a formula.


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