Using the Insert Function Wizard
Excel has hundreds of worksheet formulas (functions) that help youcreate a special calculation. The
walks youthrough creating a formula using one or more of these special functions.Examples of formulas using a function are: = SUM(C23:C33)=AVERAGE(B20:H20) =ROUND(AVERAGE(F10:F55),0) You maytype in a formula or use
button (figure on the left) or click the drop-down arrow by the
button and select
from the drop-down menu (figure on the right).To use
, click the cell where you want the answer displayed, click the
button. Select a category from
Or Select a Category
drop-down list. Select the desiredfunction from the
Select a Function
. Most functions will require a number, so thenext dialog box will request information. Anumber may be either cell address or a range of cells, the number of decimal places, an interestrate, a logical test, etc. Fill in the information asrequested and click
. The answer will bedisplayed in the cell; the formula will bedisplayed in the
. There are at leasttwo parts to most functions: the function itself (i.e. SUM, AVERAGE, COUNT) and the numberor numbers AVERAGE(number1, number2,…).The function determines what the formula doesand the number (or argument) indicates whichcells will be used. Some functions require morethan one argument, which are separated bycommas; such as IF(logical_test, value_if_true, v
Sum, Average, Round, Max, Min, If, Count, CountA, Now
function is used to test a condition, if the result is "true" it will respond with one value, if
Functions that are usedand
button is the easiest way to enter the
will add up alist of numbers whether they are in a single column or row or in multiple columns and rows [ex:=Sum(B5:B22)]. All of the functions can be entered with
function will add a list of values then divide by the total number of values [ex:=AVERAGE(B5:B22)].
will round a number or an answer to the specifieplaces [ex: =ROUND(B23,2) or =ROUND(AVERAGE(B5:B22), 2)].
will determinegreatest number in a range [ex: =MAX(B5:B22)];
will determine the smallest number in arange [ex: =MIN(B5:B22)].Tthe result is "false" it will respond with a different value [ex: =IF(B5>100, B5*.025, B5*.03) inthis example if the value in B5 is greater than 100 it will multiply the value by .025 if the valuein B5 is not greater than 100 it will multiply by .03].
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