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# Excel_basics - Excel as a Spreadsheet Definition A...

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Excel as a Spreadsheet Definition: A spreadsheet is a computer program that organizes data into rows and columns, for computing desired calculations and making overall adjustments based on new data.

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Cells Contain: Labels Data Numbers Text Formulas Cell Contents A cell is an intersection of a row (numbers) and a column (letters).
Addressing Columns are designated by alphabetical values such as A, B, C …. Rows are designated by numerical values such as 1, 2, 3 …. Individual cells are designated by ordered pairs containing the row and column designation such as A1,C2, B15 …. Cells can be given names by typing a label into the name box and pressing enter C2

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Entering Data To enter data, move the mouse pointer to the cell into which you would like to enter data. Left click the mouse Enter the data
Formulas Cell can also contain formulas. The formula can perform mathematical operations using data from other cells.

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Entering Formulas To enter a formula into a cell: Select the cell Type an equal sign(=) Enter formula. Formula may include values in other cells. These are referenced by the cell address
Operators Arithmetic operator Meaning (Example) + (plus sign) Addition (3+3) – (minus sign) Subtraction (3–1) Negation (–1) * (asterisk) Multiplication (3*3) / (forward slash) Division (3/3) % (percent sign) Percent (20%) ^ (caret) Exponentiation (3^2)

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Order of Operations Formulas calculate values in a specific order. A formula in Excel
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