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Chapter 2 Working with Formulas
Excel can help you do a lot of things with your data—sort it,
organize it, and analyze it. These abilities are fun and useful, but I’m
guessing that after putting all that data into an Excel worksheet, the
first thing you will probably want to do is to perform mathematical
calculations on it. For example, after entering the Northwest Region sales totals
for April, May, and June (see Figure 2-1), you might want to add them all
up so you can see how well they did in the second quarter. Excel calls such
calculations formulas .
Excel formulas let you perform any number of calculations on your data.