 Spreadsheet Lesson 2 Class 8E. Lesson Objective To understand what a formula & function is. To understand the difference between formulas and functions.

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Lesson Objective To understand what a formula & function is. To understand the difference between formulas and functions. To understand the difference between different functions such as: SUM, SUBTRACTION, AVERAGE and COUNT. To be able to use the HELP feature to find out about the function

True & False? A spreadsheet is useful for writing essays. A spreadsheet can perform complex calculation.

One box or square in a spreadsheet is called “CELL”. A, B, C, D are rows, they go vertically down the spreadsheet. True & False?

Spreadsheet is also called worksheet. Using spreadsheet you can create CHARTS and Graphs. True & False?

Using formula SumSymbol Used in a Spreadsheet Example Adding+= A1 + B2 Subtracting-= A1 – B2 Multiplying* (star)= A1 * B2 Dividing/= A1 / B2 When using formula, you must use the cell reference (the name of the cell where your numbers are) and the correct symbols for the calculation.

Function A function is a pre-set (shortened but more complex) formula in Excel. Like formulas, functions begin with the equal sign ( = ) followed by the function's. Example: = SUM( A 1 : A2 ) = Count( A 1 : A2 )