Chapter 19

# Ten Functions You Really Should Know

IN THIS CHAPTER

Summing, averaging, and counting

Rounding numbers

Using IF for conditional results

Using the current date and time

Determining whether a value is a number

Finding the smallest and largest values

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 have seen some of the same functions being 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 ...

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