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**Chapter 2 Working with Formulas**

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
.

Figure 2-1

Excel formulas let you perform any number of calculations on your data.