# Excel Formulas Some Notes About Formulas Mr. Specter Some Notes About Formulas Mr. Specter.

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Excel Formulas Some Notes About Formulas Mr. Specter Some Notes About Formulas Mr. Specter

Its True! In most computer programs there are several ways to do the same thing. There are exceptions where an approach that will give you the correct answer may not hold when you do expand or modify your document. In most computer programs there are several ways to do the same thing. There are exceptions where an approach that will give you the correct answer may not hold when you do expand or modify your document.

All Formulas are Not Equal For Example: =B2+B3+B4+B5+B6 Will add the numbers in cell B2 through B6 But it is not the same as =sum(B2:B6) This will also add the numbers in cells B2 through B6 But it will also adjust automatically if you add rows between B2 and B6 For Example: =B2+B3+B4+B5+B6 Will add the numbers in cell B2 through B6 But it is not the same as =sum(B2:B6) This will also add the numbers in cells B2 through B6 But it will also adjust automatically if you add rows between B2 and B6

All Formulas are Not Equal =sum(B2:B6) is also shorter to type =sum(B2:B6) is also what you get when you use autosum Remember, sum is only to be used for addition. =sum(B2:B6) is also shorter to type =sum(B2:B6) is also what you get when you use autosum Remember, sum is only to be used for addition.

Multiplication Multiplication is easy! =Cell Name*Amount For example =b5*2.3% Or =b5*.023 Either of these will give you the exact same answer. Watch your decimal points! Most mistakes are due to wrong decimal point location. Hint: If your taxes or reserve is higher than your income for the column, you made a mistake! Multiplication is easy! =Cell Name*Amount For example =b5*2.3% Or =b5*.023 Either of these will give you the exact same answer. Watch your decimal points! Most mistakes are due to wrong decimal point location. Hint: If your taxes or reserve is higher than your income for the column, you made a mistake!

Subtraction =Cell Name – Cell Name For example =b5-b18 No need for ( )s. =Cell Name – Cell Name For example =b5-b18 No need for ( )s.

Please! In this class we want you to use the range approach for addition. =sum(B2:B6) It will help you later on as you expand your skills in Excel. In this class we want you to use the range approach for addition. =sum(B2:B6) It will help you later on as you expand your skills in Excel.

In Excel Always have three this displayed: Standard Toolbar Formatting Toolbar Youll find these under View>Toolbars Also expose the Formula Bar Youll find it under View It will allow you to see what is in the formula cells Always have three this displayed: Standard Toolbar Formatting Toolbar Youll find these under View>Toolbars Also expose the Formula Bar Youll find it under View It will allow you to see what is in the formula cells

Excel Practical Tomorrow you will start your Practical on Excel. Our Practical will be just like the exercises and practices weve been doing in class. The only difference is that it will be graded as a test. Tomorrow you will start your Practical on Excel. Our Practical will be just like the exercises and practices weve been doing in class. The only difference is that it will be graded as a test.

Excel Practical Remember, I cannot help you on the test. You may not help each other. You may refer back to earlier exercises. You may use the Help function built into Excel.

Good Luck! You will have 3 class days to complete this assignment.

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