Chapter 6Controlling Formulas

Although you can go a long way with simple formulas, it is also possible to build extremely powerful formulas. The topics in this chapter explain the finer points of formula operators, date math, and how Excel distinguishes between cutting and copying cells referenced in formulas.

Formula Operators

Excel offers the mathematical operators shown in Table 6.1.

Table 6.1 Mathematical Operators

Operator

Description

+

Addition

-

Subtraction

*

Multiplication

/

Division or fractions

^

Exponents

()

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