Chapter 9

Playing with Formulas

In This Chapter

arrow Creating formulas

arrow Using functions

arrow Editing formulas

arrow Conditional formatting

arrow Manipulating data with Goal Seeking

arrow Creating multiple scenarios

arrow Auditing formulas

arrow Validating data

What makes Excel useful is its ability to manipulate data by using formulas. Formulas can be as simple as adding two or more numbers together or as complicated as calculating a second-order differential equation.

Formulas use data, stored in other cells, to calculate a new result that appears in another cell. To create even more complicated spreadsheets, you can even make a formula use data from other formulas so that changes in a single cell can ripple throughout an ...

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