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Chapter 3. Entering and Editing Data > Working with Formulas

Working with Formulas

In such a spreadsheet program as Excel, formulas are used to figure totals and to perform many other kinds of calculations for you. Formulas are simply mathematical operations you can perform on the entries in your worksheet: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

The real thrill of using a worksheet is seeing how quickly you can create a formula by point- ing to the values, or arguments, you want to use and adding the appropriate operators. You don't have to worry that the calculation is incorrect; Excel won't make a mistake. Also, you can change any of the values included in the formula, and Excel will update the formula automatically.


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