Chapter 3

Formulas and Functions for Crunching Numbers

In This Chapter

arrow Constructing a formula

arrow Using cell ranges in formulas

arrow Naming cell ranges

arrow Referring to cells in other worksheets

arrow Copying formulas to other columns and rows

arrow Preventing errors in formulas

arrow Using functions in formulas

Formulas are where it’s at as far as Excel is concerned. After you know how to construct formulas, and constructing them is pretty easy, you can put Excel to work. You can make the numbers speak to you. You can turn a bunch of unruly numbers into meaningful figures and statistics.

This chapter explains what a formula is, how to enter a formula, and how to enter a formula quickly. You also discover how to copy formulas from cell to cell and how to keep formula errors from creeping into your workbooks. Finally, ...

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