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Microsoft Office Excel® 2007 Data Analysis: Your Visual Blueprint™ for Creating and Analyzing Data, Charts, and PivotTables by Denise Etheridge

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Chapter 2. CREATING FORMULAS

Understanding Formulas

In Excel, you use A formula is an equation that performs a calculation. A formula can consist of operators, functions, numbers, text, and cell references. You place formulas in cells. You can click a cell and then type your formula into the formula bar or you can type your formula directly into a cell. You start most formulas by typing an equal sign (=).

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