Do not understand how they figure out the steps for the formulas

Hello this is Baris,

If you forget about the numbers and start naming your cells you can figure out your own formulas... Example :)

You buy apples, and you pay $2 per piece

in this case you have 2 numbers to find out how much you will pay.

price per apple

quantity

you have 3 apples you pay 6 dollars very simple right. 2 times 3.

Same thing in excel but this time you will just say price times quantity and excel will do the calculation for you.

Lets name your cells

Type in A1 Price

Type in B1 Quantity

Type in C1 Cost

Now, Column C is your calculation area.

Type in A2 2 (price for apples)

Type in B2 3 (quantity of apples)

Type in C2 =A2*C2 (price times quantity)

Now on, you don't have to calculate anything. You can change you price and quantity, cost will change by itself. Because the value in that cell is now related to other values in A2 and B2. I hope this gives you a starting point.

Posted on Oct 05, 2009

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

I certainly can't take the time to explain v lookup to you in this forum, but I can direct you to several sites that you can familiarize yourself with it. It's going to take you time to to understand it.

http://spreadsheets.about.com/b/2008/03/17/excel-vlookup-3.htm

http://spreadsheets.about.com/od/excelfunctions/ss/vlookup.htm

http://www.techonthenet.com/excel/formulas/vlookup.php

http://spreadsheets.about.com/b/2008/03/17/excel-vlookup-3.htm

http://spreadsheets.about.com/od/excelfunctions/ss/vlookup.htm

http://www.techonthenet.com/excel/formulas/vlookup.php

Jun 21, 2009 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

You've got some parenthesis in the wrong place. Try this:

=(86.01*(Log10(B2-B3)))-(70.041*(Log10(B4)))+36.76

=(86.01*(Log10(B2-B3)))-(70.041*(Log10(B4)))+36.76

Apr 06, 2009 | Microsoft Office Excel 2003 for PC

Put the below formula in column C1 and then drag down for other values. Please rate me if this helps. please.

=(A1* -1)

=(A1* -1)

Mar 11, 2009 | Microsoft Office Excel 2003 for PC

This tutorial also helped me much to understand how vlookup works:

http://www.myhowtoos.com/en/excel-howtoos/84-how-to-match-values-in-excel-using-vlookup

http://www.myhowtoos.com/en/excel-howtoos/84-how-to-match-values-in-excel-using-vlookup

Feb 18, 2009 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

The formula is 200/700 equals the percentage;if you're in columns a, b, and c, the formula in c1 will look like:

=b1/a1.

Then you can format the cell to show the number (.2857) as a percentage (28.57%).

=b1/a1.

Then you can format the cell to show the number (.2857) as a percentage (28.57%).

Jan 03, 2009 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

dpprash,

I guess you mean the number of weekdays (or working days) excluding Saturdays and Sundays. So start a spreadshhet and put the start date (01/01/2009) in A2 and the end date (31/12/2009?) in B2.

Then paste the formula below into C2:

=B2-A2-2*INT((B2-A2+WEEKDAY(A2,3))/7)-MAX(0,WEEKDAY(B2,3)-4

better-swiss

I guess you mean the number of weekdays (or working days) excluding Saturdays and Sundays. So start a spreadshhet and put the start date (01/01/2009) in A2 and the end date (31/12/2009?) in B2.

Then paste the formula below into C2:

=B2-A2-2*INT((B2-A2+WEEKDAY(A2,3))/7)-MAX(0,WEEKDAY(B2,3)-4

better-swiss

Dec 18, 2008 | Microsoft Excel for PC

Step1. Start Microsoft Excel and open the file you want to change.
Step2. Double-click on the cell where you want the total to appear.
Step3. Press the = key on the keyboard. This tells Excel that you are entering a formula into the cell.
Step4. Enter the formula, then press Enter. Follow the steps below for an example.
Step5. Enter an opening parenthesis character: (.
Step6. Enter a cell name. For example: =(E2.
Step7. Press the + key.
Step8. Enter another cell name and a closing parenthesis character: ). For example: =(E2+E3).
Step9. Enter a minus sign and a third cell name. For example: =(E2+E3)-E4.
Step10. Press the Enter key to accept the formula. The cell will display the sum of the first two cells minus the third cell.
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Tips & Warnings

Tips & Warnings

- Formulas are just equations. Instead of adding or subtracting numbers you are adding and subtracting the contents of a cell.
- Excel includes a number of predefined functions to use as well. You can combine the predefined functions into your own formula. (See "How to Use Provided Excel Formulas.")

Dec 03, 2008 | Microsoft Office Professional 2007 Full...

Suppose the value for $ is stored in cell A3. Your formula would look like this: =(A3+A3*0.25)*1.5

The equals sign at the beginning of the formula is necessary. And if you want the result to be formatted as currency, you can do so by right-clicking the cell or column, format cell, number tab, choose currency.

The equals sign at the beginning of the formula is necessary. And if you want the result to be formatted as currency, you can do so by right-clicking the cell or column, format cell, number tab, choose currency.

Nov 15, 2007 | Computers & Internet

Dear Madiha35,

I would recommend the use of the Table Function in Excel.

Here are the steps in Excel 2007, if this does not work for your version please add comment for me to reply to.

Conversely, If you would like the softcopy of the screenshots, I would be happy to email them to you.

Step 1: Enter your data into the worksheet.

Step 2: Create Table

Highlight the relevant data

On the insert tab, click on Table

Step 3: Verify Table range is correct, Click OK

Step 4: Select the cell you where you wish to Sum Data.

Click on Autosum.

Step 5: To Insert new data

Click on the sum row in the table, (Not the entire worksheet row)

Right click, Insert, Insert Table rows from above

Step 6: Enter new data in row

Step 7: Data is automatically calculated in formula.

Oct 22, 2007 | Computers & Internet

If I understand correctly, you want to figure the normal wages at 40 hours and less. If there is more then 40 hours, calculate the normal 40 hours, then calculate the hours overtime (time and a half) and add them to get a total.

B5 columns are filled with this:

=IF(A5>$B$1,($B$2*$B$1)+((A5-$B$1)*($B$3)),A5*$B$2)

NOTE: The $ sign doesn't refer to money, it refers to an absolute reference so when copying a formula, the cell references with a $ sign are fixed and don't adjust according to the relative position to where it's being pasted.

Please rate as FixYa! or ask please clarify. ThankYa!

B5 columns are filled with this:

=IF(A5>$B$1,($B$2*$B$1)+((A5-$B$1)*($B$3)),A5*$B$2)

NOTE: The $ sign doesn't refer to money, it refers to an absolute reference so when copying a formula, the cell references with a $ sign are fixed and don't adjust according to the relative position to where it's being pasted.

Please rate as FixYa! or ask please clarify. ThankYa!

Oct 22, 2007 | Microsoft Excel 2003 (06503995)

Jan 28, 2016 | Microsoft Excel for PC

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Could you be more specific? Which formula? Please give an example. luciana44

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