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Chapter 3. Entering and Editing Data > Using Absolute and Relative Cell Address...

Using Absolute and Relative Cell Addresses

To make it easy to copy and move formulas, Excel uses a concept that is known as relative addressing. Excel doesn't think of the cells you include in the formula as a set location. Instead, Excel thinks of the cells as a relative location. For example, say you've filled the first three cells in column A with the following data:

A150

A2100

A3=A1+A2


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