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**Enter a Number into a Cell**

Enter a Number

into a Cell

Excel is all about crunching numbers, so most of your

worksheets will include numeric values. Although you

will often use numbers by themselves as part of a

database or table, many of the numbers you enter

will be used as the inputs for the formulas you build,

as described in Chapter 6.

You can enter whole numbers (such as 5 or 1,024),

decimals (such as 0.25 or 3.14), negative numbers

(such as -10 or -6.2), percentages (such as 6% or

25.9%), and currency values (such as $0.25 or

$24.99). To get the most out of Excel, you need to

know how to enter these numeric values.

Enter a Number into a Cell

1
Click the cell in which you want

to enter the number.

A
Excel marks the current cell by

surrounding it with a thick,

green border.

2
Start typing your number.

B
Excel opens the cell for editing

and displays the number as you

type.

C
Your typing also appears in the

formula bar.

Note:
Rather than typing the

number directly into the cell, you

can also type the number into

the formula bar.