Chapter 19

Ten Functions You Really Should Know

In This Chapter

arrow Summing, averaging, and counting

arrow Rounding numbers

arrow Using IF for conditional results

arrow Using the current date and time

arrow Determining whether a value is a number

arrow Finding the smallest and largest values

arrow Using conditional summing and counting

This chapter lists the top ten Excel functions. Actually, it lists the top 15, but in some cases two related functions are treated as a single item. To be fair, there is no absolute top ten list of functions, but over the years (don’t ask how many!) I have worked on hundreds of worksheets and saw some of the same functions used all the time.

The functions in this list are of the type that apply to a wide array of needs. You won’t see a financial function or any advanced statistical function ...

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