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My Excel 2016 by Tracy Syrstad

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9. Using Functions

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This chapter shows you how to look up functions available in Excel and reviews some functions helpful for everyday use. Goal Seek is also introduced. Other tasks in this chapter include the following:

Using the Function Arguments dialog box

Using multiple criteria to look up values

Calculating the number of workdays between two dates

Creating formulas using multiple functions

Troubleshooting formulas

A function is like a shortcut for using a long or complex formula. If you’ve ever summed cells using

=A1+A2+A3+A4+A5

you could have instead used the SUM function, like this:

=SUM(A1:A5).

Understanding Functions

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