Chapter 8Using Everyday Functions: Math, Date and Time, and Text Functions

Excel offers many functions for dealing with basic math, dates and times, and text. This chapter describes the functions that you can access with the Formulas tab using the Text icon, the Date & Time icon, and the Math portion of the Math & Trig icon.

Math Functions

Table 8.1 provides an alphabetical list of the math functions in Excel 2019. Detailed examples of these functions are provided later in this chapter.

Table 8.1 Alphabetical List of Math Functions

Function

Description

ABS(number)

Returns the absolute value ...

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