ICT Excel Formula

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  • Created by: Snuffles
  • Created on: 03-02-14 20:23



Formulas are usually simple calculations, eg adding two or more numbers together. They always start with an equals sign (=).

They also require parenthesis, commas and square brackets

Symbols used in formulas

There are a number of symbols used in formulas or calculations. These are the most common ones:

  • ‘+’ add
  • ‘-’ subtract
  • ‘*’ multiply
  • ‘/’ divide
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Common formulas


Functions make more complex calculations. Simple and regularly used functions include:

  • SUM – adds values in selected cells
  • MIN – finds smallest value
  • MAX – finds largest value
  • AVERAGE – finds the average value
  • COUNT – counts how many of the selected cells have numbers in them

Like formulas, all functions start with an equals sign (=) followed by the function’s name, eg SUM, MIN, MAX, etc.

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