Using The Function In Excel 3

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  • 1. Using the Function in Excel COMPUTER LITERACY FORM 1
  • 2. Function
    • A function is a predefined formula that performs a common or complex calculation.
  • 3.
    • A function consists of two components: the function name and, in most cases, an argument list .
  • 4.
    • For example, the SUM function adds values or a range of cells.
  • 5.
    • You enter the range of cells as an argument to the function, and Excel calculates the total of the range.
  • 6.
    • A typical SUM function, totaling cells B5 through B10, looks like this. =SUM(B5:B10)
  • 7.
      • =SUM(B5:B10)
    • function name
    • argument list
  • 8.
    • Excel’s AutoSum feature offers a shortcut for entering SUM functions to total ranges of cells.
  • 9.
    • When you click the AutoSum button on the Standard toolbar, Excel totals cells directly above or to the left of the cell containing the function.
  • 10. Using Basic Statistical Functions
    • Excel offers hundreds of functions, many of which are very specific to certain tasks or to people in certain occupations.
  • 11.
    • There are a couple of functions that you use all of the time and many that you will never have reason to use.
  • 12.
    • Excel’s basic and most
    • frequently used functions
    • are shown in the following
    • table.
  • 13. =SUM(B5:B10) Example Totals the numeric arguments. Meaning Sum Function
  • 14. =AVERAGE(B5:B10) Example Computes the average (arithmetic mean) of the numeric arguments. Meaning Average Function
  • 15. =COUNT(B5:B10) Example Within the argument list, counts only the cells that contain numbers. Meaning Count Function
  • 16. =MIN(B5:B10) Example Returns the smallest number within the arguments. Meaning Min Function
  • 17. =MAX(B5:B10) Example Returns the largest number within the arguments. Meaning Max Function