A FUNCTION is a built in formula that is a shortcut for common
Types of Functions
Excel places functions in various categories
In this class we will use a few common functions
SUM - Adds the contents in the range of the function
PRODUCT – Multiplies the contents in the range of the function
QUOTIENT – Divides the contents in the range of the function
AVERAGE – Finds the average of the content in the range
MAX – Finds the largest value in the range of the function
MIN – Finds the lowest value in the range of the function
ABS – Returns the absolute value of a number
There is NO function for subtraction in excel
Functions can be used in the same ways that formulas are used
Calculation for numbers by themselves.
Example: Gives the sum of the numbers 1 and 3
Calculation for numbers and cells.
Example: Gives the sum of cell A1 and the number 3
Calculation for cells.
Example: Gives the sum for the range of cells a1 through c1
When using NUMBERS with functions; use a comma
When using cell references with function, use a colon