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Help with simple excel calculations

Im sure this is simple for you but it has been driving me crazy. I need the value in a1 to equal b1 then when i put a value in a2 i want the sum in b2 and so forth.
4 4
4 8
0 8
4 12
Then i need a countdown. I start with a value 100 in d1. Then the value decreases by the value in e1.
Example
d1 e1
100 0
95 5
can you help with these functions. Thank you

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Hello.

For cell B1 you can use this (without the quotes) "=A1"

Then for cell A2 and down you don't need a formula, but for B2 you can use this formula. "=(B1+A2)" Then click on that cell and drag the mouse down for as many cells as you want this formula to include and press Control and F keys to fill the formula down the column.

For your second formula, you would type 100 into D1 and in D2 you would use the formula "=D1-E1" (again, no quotes).

Feel free to let me know if you need any more clarification or if I missed something!

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

• Chris Fair Jun 11, 2008

Hello again,

You would use the colon to select multiple cells. An example would be to calculate the average of the values within a column of cells you could use "=AVERAGE(A1:A10)"

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