Basic Excel formulas & functions with examples

The tutorial provides a list of Excel basic formulas and functions with examples and links to related in-depth tutorials.

Being primarily designed as a spreadsheet program, Microsoft Excel is extremely powerful and versatile when it comes to calculating numbers or solving math and engineering problems. It enables you to total or average a column of numbers in the blink of an eye. Apart from that, you can compute a compound interest and weighted average, get the optimal budget for your advertising campaign, minimize the shipment costs or make the optimal work schedule for your employees. All this is done by entering formulas in cells.

This tutorial aims to teach you the essentials of Excel functions and show how to use basic formulas in Excel.

The basics of Excel formulas

Before providing the basic Excel formulas list, let's define the key terms just to make sure we are on the same page. So, what do we call an Excel formula and Excel function?

• Formula is an expression that calculates values in a cell or in a range of cells.

For example, `=A2+A2+A3+A4` is a formula that adds up the values in cells A2 through A4.

• Function is a predefined formula already available in Excel. Functions perform specific calculations in a particular order based on the specified values, called arguments, or parameters.

For example, instead of specifying each value to be summed like in the above formula, you can use the SUM function to add up a range of cells: `=SUM(A2:A4)`

You can find all available Excel functions in the Function Library on the Formulas tab:

There exist 400+ functions in Excel, and the number is growing by version to version. Of course, it's next to impossible to memorize all of them, and you actually don't need to. The Function Wizard will help you find the function best suited for a particular task, while the Excel Formula Intellisense will prompt the function's syntax and arguments as soon as you type the function's name preceded by an equal sign in a cell:

Clicking the function's name will turn it into a blue hyperlink, which will open the Help topic for that function.

Tip. You don't necessarily have to type a function name in all caps, Microsoft Excel will automatically capitalize it once you finish typing the formula and press the Enter key to complete it.

10 Excel basic functions you should definitely know

What follows below is a list of 10 simple yet really helpful functions that are a necessary skill for everyone who wishes to turn from an Excel novice to an Excel professional.

SUM

The first Excel function you should be familiar with is the one that performs the basic arithmetic operation of addition:

SUM(number1, [number2], …)

In the syntax of all Excel functions, an argument enclosed in [square brackets] is optional, other arguments are required. Meaning, your Sum formula should include at least 1 number, reference to a cell or a range of cells. For example:

`=SUM(B2:B6)` - adds up values in cells B2 through B6.

`=SUM(B2, B6)` - adds up values in cells B2 and B6.

If necessary, you can perform other calculations within a single formula, for example, add up values in cells B2 through B6, and then divide the sum by 5:

`=SUM(B2:B6)/5`

To sum with conditions, use the SUMIF function: in the 1st argument, you enter the range of cells to be tested against the criteria (A2:A6), in the 2nd argument - the criteria itself (D2), and in the last argument - the cells to sum (B2:B6):

`=SUMIF(A2:A6, D2, B2:B6)`

In your Excel worksheets, the formulas may look something similar to this:

Tip. The fastest way to sum a column or row of numbers is to select a cell next to the numbers you want to sum (the cell immediately below the last value in the column or to the right of the last number in the row), and click the AutoSum button on the Home tab, in the Formats group. Excel will insert a SUM formula for you automatically.

AVERAGE

The Excel AVERAGE function does exactly what its name suggests, i.e. finds an average, or arithmetic mean, of numbers. Its syntax is similar to SUM's:

AVERAGE(number1, [number2], …)

Having a closer look at the formula from the previous section (`=SUM(B2:B6)/5`), what does it actually do? Sums values in cells B2 through B6, and then divides the result by 5. And what do you call adding up a group of numbers and then dividing the sum by the count of those numbers? Yep, an average!

The Excel AVERAGE function performs these calculations behind the scenes. So, instead of dividing sum by count, you can simply put this formula in a cell:

`=AVERAGE(B2:B6)`

To average cells based on condition, use the following AVERAGEIF formula, where A2:A6 is the criteria range, D3 is he criteria, and B2:B6 are the cells to average:

`=AVERAGEIF(A2:A6, D3, B2:B6)`

MAX & MIN

The MAX and MIN formulas in Excel get the largest and smallest value in a set of numbers, respectively. For our sample data set, the formulas will be as simple as:

`=MAX(B2:B6)`

`=MIN(B2:B6)`

COUNT & COUNTA

If you are curious to know how many cells in a given range contain numeric values (numbers or dates), don't waste your time counting them by hand. The Excel COUNT function will bring you the count in a heartbeat:

COUNT(value1, [value2], …)

While the COUNT function deals only with those cells that contain numbers, the COUNTA function counts all cells that are not blank, whether they contain numbers, dates, times, text, logical values of TRUE and FALSE, errors or empty text strings (""):

COUNTA (value1, [value2], …)

For example, to find out how many cells in column B contain numbers, use this formula:

`=COUNT(B:B)`

To count all non-empty cells in column B, go with this one:

`=COUNTA(B:B)`

In both formulas, you use the so-called "whole column reference" (B:B) that refers to all the cells within column B.

The following screenshot shows the difference: while COUNT processes only numbers, COUNTA outputs the total number of non-blank cells in column B, including the the text value in the column header.

IF

Judging by the number of IF-related comments on our blog, it's the most popular function in Excel. In simple terms, you use an IF formula to ask Excel to test a certain condition and return one value or perform one calculation if the condition is met, and another value or calculation if the condition is not met:

IF(logical_test, [value_if_true], [value_if_false])

For example, the following IF statement checks if the order is completed (i.e. there is a value in column C) or not. To test if a cell is not blank, you use the "not equal to" operator ( <>) in combination with an empty string (""). As the result, if cell C2 is not empty, the formula returns "Yes", otherwise "No":

`=IF(C2<>"", "Yes", "No")`

TRIM

If your obviously correct Excel formulas return just a bunch of errors, one of the first things to check is extra spaces in the referenced cells (You may be surprised to know how many leading, trailing and in-between spaces lurk unnoticed in your sheets just until something goes wrong!).

There are several ways to remove unwanted spaces in Excel, with the TRIM function being the easiest one:

TRIM(text)

For example, to trim extra spaces in column A, enter the following formula in cell A1, and then copy it down the column:

`=TRIM(A1)`

It will eliminate all extra spaces in cells but a single space character between words:

LEN

Whenever you want to know the number of characters in a certain cell, LEN is the function to use:

LEN(text)

Wish to find out how many characters are in cell A2? Just type the below formula into another cell:

`=LEN(A2)`

Please keep in mind that the Excel LEN function counts absolutely all characters including spaces:

Want to get the total count of characters in a range or cells or count only specific characters? Please check out the following resources.

AND & OR

These are the two most popular logical functions to check multiple criteria. The difference is how they do this:

• AND returns TRUE if all conditions are met, FALSE otherwise.
• OR returns TRUE if any condition is met, FALSE otherwise.

While rarely used on their own, these functions come in very handy as part of bigger formulas.

For example, to check the test results in columns B and C and return "Pass" if both are greater than 60, "Fail" otherwise, use the following IF formula with an embedded AND statement:

`=IF(AND(B2>60, B2>60), "Pass", "Fail")`

If it's sufficient to have just one test score greater than 60 (either test 1 or test 2), embed the OR statement:

`=IF(OR(B2>60, B2>60), "Pass", "Fail")`

CONCATENATE

In case you want to take values from two or more cells and combine them into one cell, use the concatenate operator (&) or the CONCATENATE function:

CONCATENATE(text1, [text2], …)

For example, to combine the values from cells A2 and B2, just enter the following formula in a different cell:

`=CONCATENATE(A2, B2)`

To separate the combined values with a space, type the space character (" ") in the arguments list:

`=CONCATENATE(A2, " ", B2)`

TODAY & NOW

To see the current date and time whenever you open your worksheet without having to manually update it on a daily basis, use either:

`=TODAY()` to insert the today's date in a cell.

`=NOW()` to insert the current date and time in a cell.

The beauty of these functions is that they don't require any arguments at all, you type the formulas exactly as written above.

Best practices for writing Excel formulas

Now that you are familiar with the basic Excel formulas, these tips will give you some guidance on how to use them most effectively and avoid common formula errors.

Do not enclose numbers in double quotes

Any text included in your Excel formulas should be enclosed in "quotation marks". However, you should never do that to numbers, unless you want Excel to treat them as text values.

For example, to check the value in cell B2 and return 1 for "Passed", 0 otherwise, you put the following formula, say, in C2:

`=IF(B2="pass", 1, 0)`

Copy the formula down to other cells and you will have a column of 1's and 0's that can be calculated without a hitch.

Now, see what happens if you double quote the numbers:

`=IF(B2="pass", "1", "0")`

At first sight, the output is normal - the same column of 1's and 0's. Upon a closer look, however, you will notice that the resulting values are left-aligned in cells by default, meaning those are numeric strings, not numbers! If later on someone will try to calculate those 1's and 0's, they might end up pulling their hair out trying to figure out why a 100% correct Sum or Count formula returns nothing but zero.

Don't format numbers in Excel formulas

Please remember this simple rule: numbers supplied to your Excel formulas should be entered without any formatting like decimal separator or dollar sign. In North America and some other countries, comma is the default argument separator, and the dollar sign (\$) is used to make absolute cell references. Using those characters in numbers may just drive your Excel crazy :) So, instead of typing \$2,000, simply type 2000, and then format the output value to your liking by setting up a custom Excel number format.

Match all opening and closing parentheses

When crating a complex Excel formula with one or more nested functions, you will have to use more than one set of parentheses to define the order of calculations. In such formulas, be sure to pair the parentheses properly so that there is a closing parenthesis for every opening parenthesis. To make the job easier for you, Excel shades parenthesis pairs in different colors when you enter or edit a formula.

Copy the same formula to other cells instead of re-typing it

Once you have typed a formula into a cell, there is no need to re-type it over and over again. Simply copy the formula to adjacent cells by dragging the fill handle (a small square at the lower right-hand corner of the cell). To copy the formula to the whole column, position the mouse pointer to the fill handle and double-click the plus sign.

Note. After copying the formula, make sure that all cell references are correct. Cell references may change depending on whether they are absolute (do not change) or relative (change).

For the detailed step-by-step instructions, please see How to copy formulas in Excel.

How to delete formula, but keep calculated value

When you remove a formula by pressing the Delete key, a calculated value is also deleted. However, you can delete only the formula and keep the resulting value in the cell. Here's how:

• Select all cells with your formulas.
• Press Ctrl + C to copy the selected cells.
• Right-click the selection, and then click Paste Values > Values to paste the calculated values back to the selected cells. Or, press the Paste Special shortcut: Shift+F10 and then V.

For the detailed steps with screenshots, please see How to replace formulas with their values in Excel.

Make sure Calculation Options are set to Automatic

If all of a sudden your Excel formulas have stopped recalculating automatically, most likely the Calculation Options somehow switched to Manual. To fix this, go to the Formulas tab > Calculation group, click the Calculation Options button, and select Automatic.

If this does not help, check out these troubleshooting steps: Excel formulas not working: fixes & solutions.

This is how you make and manage basic formulas in Excel. I how you will find this information helpful. Anyway, I thank you for reading and hope to see you on our blog next week.

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393 comments to "Basic Excel formulas & functions with examples"

1. Ronak Pambhar says:

=((D9/J9))^(1/IF(AND(H9<G9;B9<A9));MIN(I9;C9);5,284))

what are 5 and 284

can anyone explain this formula?

2. Himanshu says:

Hi there, I have an excel sheet in which there are 95 records that is rows. and six columns. In the first row, first column is for the name of the student and the rest 5 columns contain five subject name.
Rest 94 rows contains the name and the marks of the student corresponding to the subject.
I want to give different names to these 94 rows. And the condition is that the name of the row should be the name of the student.

Could you please tell me the solution.

3. Himanshu says:

Hi there, I have a sheet of 5th standard final report card. In which I have 60 student and 6 subject. I have the marks of all the students of all the subjects . I want to know the highest marks of a particular student just by entering the name of student. And the subject in which the student got the highest marks and the marks (highest) should be shown. Could you please tell me the formula for this query.

• Hello!
If the student's name is written in cell K1, then you can get his maximum mark and subject using the following formulas:

=MAX(FILTER(B2:G10,A2:A10=K1))

• Himanshu says:

Thank you!

4. Maryam says:

There are 7 columns.
2 Name
3 Fee structure
5 Pending Fee
6 Paper Money
I want to seperate those students whose fee is pending. Adm No ,Students Name and pending fee these three columns i want to automatically move another sheet .
Which formula wil be apply .

• Hello!
To conditionally retrieve data, you can use the FILTER function.

=FILTER(A1:E100,E1:E100 > 0)

Or you can copy the data to another sheet and use the Excel Filter tool.

5. Hossein says:

How to write this in excel
Price divide by 1.16 minus 40%

6. Guy Pusinelli says:

i had came across a spreadsheet were it has a table with titles that doesn't change when you flip a page, typing a specific year to a assign field that it is already navigated by the developer of the template..... i am working on a spreadsheet recording salary for a corporation, and i was wondering if only you can help me create a task to a cell that only act like flipping pages within the same worksheet were default information remain along while the information reflect the change when data are enter and falls in specific time range that is assign to each page.

This template I'm referring to is something to do with a Budget vs Actual template.

• Hi!
I can help you write the formula if you describe the problem more accurately and concisely.

7. Tariqul Islam says:

I want set a maximum number like 3, where any value which greater than 3 it become into 3. Is it possible ?

• Hello!
If I understood the problem correctly, you can use the IF function.
IF(A1>3,3,A1)

8. Equbay Leake says:

How I can with the same cell to for varying cell. I need the syntax. Example: I3*C17+I4*D17+I5*E17+I6*F17+I7*G17+I8*H17 the I3, I4 .... I8 I don't want to vary when their multiplier varies from cell to cell.
Regards,

• Hello!
If I understand your task correctly, the following formula should work for you:

=SUMPRODUCT(I3:I7,TRANSPOSE(C17:G17))

9. Kidus says:

=IF(MONTH(DATE((RIGHT(A1,4))+1,2,29))=2,DATE((RIGHT(A1,4))+8,1,1)+((MID(A1,4,2))*30-120+(LEFT(A1,2))-22),DATE((RIGHT(A1,4))+8,1,1)+((MID(A1,4,2))*30-120+(LEFT(A1,2))-23))
what wrong with this formula? I can not fix the error.

• Hello!
Write an example of the source data and the result you want to get.

10. Ray says:

What is the formula to always add the same cell as you draw down a column? eg. Wish to add the value in A1 after the cell has calculated a formula and be able to see the difference down the list if I change the single value in A1
Example:
Cell A3=A2+A1
Cell A4=A3+A1
Cell A5=A4+A1.......down to cell A700

• Hello!
If I understand your task correctly, the following formula should work for you:

=A2+\$A\$1

• Ray says:

Thankyou, this is exactly what I asked for. 10/10

11. G.Vithanage says:

I have two spread sheet one of i yellow collar highlighted one of my active partner name and business registration number , other spread. sheet desperately are include all businesses name , now i want second spread sheet category a active and inactive , how i can get first spread sheet detail collared name as machine in to second sheet

12. deven says:

how to adjustment of per rate formula in excel

13. Sumit Barekar says:

I want to show grace marks obtained by a student in the marksheet along with the grace marks symbol. Ex. 30+3
33+

14. Billy Brownfield says:

Great site. Cheers for posting.

15. Yawson Nicholas says:

HELLO,
wanted help in how u gonna write a formula for summing the total of mark up to 100 buh prompting the user on a total score greater than 100 and less than zero

16. ibrahim says:

i have a problem, when i want to write a formula to add marks to the average scored of student who scored 44 (included) and 50 ( excluded) to get new average

• Hello!
Please describe your problem in more detail. Include an example of the source data and the result you want to get. It’ll help me understand your request better and find a solution for you

17. kamran says:

how to count name from different sheet in excel

18. Rezaur Rahman says:

WHAT IS THE CORRECT EXCEL FORMULA FOR CELL M16…M27 TO CALCULATE THE NET DISCOUNT

• Hi,
Please describe your problem in more detail. It’ll help me understand it better and find a solution for you.

19. Twinky says:

I didn't like these examples

• Hi,
Have you tried the ways described in this blog post? If they don’t work for you, then please describe your task in detail, I’ll try to suggest a solution.

20. Amrita says:

I want to know 475 formulas of excel

• Amrita says:

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21. VANDANA KUMARI 7'A' says:

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22. Prabhjot Singh says:

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23. Hi,
I am not sure I fully understand what you mean.
Could you please describe it in more detail? What result do you want to get?

• Twinky says:

Noice and nice

24. Dilip Thakur says:

Hi
I m using excell in office but i want to save formula for name displaying system. For eg (By typing its pan number it should display its name saved in excell in next column) please help me

Thank You

25. unknown says:

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26. Chandra Sekhar Tripathy says:

200 100 = 100
300 400 = -100 300-400=0 Passible
400 300 = 100
500 600 = -100

• Hello!
Sorry, I do not fully understand the task. Could you please describe it in more detail? What result do you want to get? Thank you!

27. Claire Overton says:

I'm looking for a formula to calculate National Insurance payments please-
Under £183 = 0%
£183.01- £962 = 12%
£962.01+ = 2%
Im thinking SUMPRODUCT but getting lost, Thank you

• Hello!
For me to be able to help you better, please describe your task in more detail. I cannot know how these payments are made. Please specify what you were trying to find, what formula you used and what problem or error occurred. Give an example of the source data and the expected result.
It’ll help me understand it better and find a solution for you.

• Chandra Sekhar Tripathy says:

300-500=0

28. Renier says:

Good day.
I have a spread sheet of 300+ line. I want to add a formula what hides values what is the same amount, but opposite (positive and negetive).
A1 -35,00
B1 -34,80
C1 -33,26
D1 -15,00
E1 32,12
F1 33,26
G1 34,80

Example:
A1 - Stay
(B1,G1) Hide
(C1,F1) Hide
D1 - Stay
E1 - Stay

Thank you

• Hello!
You haven't specified exactly how you want to hide the values. However, you can use conditional formatting in your table.
Use condition formula

=SUM(--(1:1=-A1))=1

For this condition, you can set the font color to white in the cell.

29. Jaswant Kumar says:

How can I get only numerical numbers from text.
Examples:-
51856792 requirements cleared

30. Moazzam Ali says:

Hi,Kindly guide me
In column K check condition 1,2,3,4 then get value from column H and sum value below another table according to 1,2,3,4

• Hello!
I’m sorry but your task is not entirely clear to me. For me to be able to help you better, please describe your task in more detail. Please specify what you were trying to find, what formula you used and what problem or error occurred. Give an example of the source data and the expected result.
It’ll help me understand it better and find a solution for you.

31. TARA says:

GOOD DAY

i AM TRYING TO WORK OUT A FORMULA PLEASE SEE BELOW.
PART DESCRIPTION PART NUMBER QTY UNIT PRICE DISCOUNT SUB TOTAL
BULB 2 R50 15% R85
SO HOW DO i WORK OUT THE FORMULA TO SAY R50 X 2 -15% WILL = R85.

32. Katie gross says:

I have one Excel marklist that displays marks out of 100 in all subjects(10 subjects). I want to reduce all marks in the marklist to half.how can i do that for entire marklist.pls reply urgent

33. Fubar says:

Hi
I new to Excel and being a complete Brain Dead moment i am trying to do a balance sheet,and I just cant seem to get old ballance showing new ballance value. It's a simple spreadsheet where:

I have 3 columns.
B2 is current balance £100
C2 is Payment £30
D2 is Balance £70
BUT I then want B2 to show new ballance D2.
Ie: B2 is Owing £100 C2 is I pay £30. D2 NEW BALANCE of £70. Then B2 shows new ballance of D2 £70.
Hope this helps and thank you
Pete

lots of time taken while reading ,but it's more useful when work in excel with your tips to reduce working time ...thanks for sharing the valuble one..

35. Christine Corrigan says:

"Your students have completed their oral and written exams and you need to get their grade. If they received greater than or equal to 85 in both parts they will get a grade of A otherwise the grade is a Pass.
Create the formula you would enter."
Can you help me create this formula?

• Hello!
Please describe your problem in more detail. Include an example of the source data and the result you want to get. It’ll help me understand your request better and find a solution for you. Thank you.

36. Sudheesh says:

=+Sheet1!D7 what does it mean

37. Averon says:

I'm trying to error proof an excel sheet. I need for the input be between 113.5 to 116.5. if it falls in-between that range then it's ok, if not then it highlights that cell in red.

38. Jagdish Suthar says:

hello Please provide me PDF File Excel Formula Basic to all excel formula

39. Vishwas says:

If there are number of releatative items in column. Ex.
A 1
B 3
A 5
C 1
D 3
B 2
I want to make column of from above data like
A
B
C
D

40. Larry Assinewe says:

What does the at (@) symbol do in a formula?

• Hi Larry,

The @ symbol is used in structured references (table references) to refer to cells in the same row where the formula is. Typically, the @ character is followed by the column name.

For example, the following formula adds up numbers in the "South" and "West" columns of the current row in the table named "Regions":
=SUM(Regions[@South], Regions[@West])

41. Nnamnso Williams says:

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42. Kapil says:

Hi,
Please provide me PDF File Excel Formula Basic to all excel formula

43. Nitin says:

How to apply formula Top 7 Pivot Table Treks in Excel
Send me for example.

44. SAILESH BOHARA says:

SUPERB

I will type the KYC NO LIKE THAT GST NO, AADHAR NUMBER, PAN NUMBER & PASSPORT NO. NEXT COLOUM WE AUTOMATIC KYC TYPE LIKE THAT GST NO ( GSTIN NUMBER,) I NEED TO FORMULAS.

46. David says:

Can you please help me with the formula regarding how to get the total number of males in a list containing both genders.

47. Sanjay says:

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48. Richard says:

Hi im trying to understand what this formula means from a staff matrix training excel spreadsheet =IF(D11="Assistant Operator",IF(AND(I11=2,COUNTIF(J11:O11,2)>2),2,1),"")

Thank you

49. P Ramulu says:

A2:A700 different names, IF A2="Balanagar", then B2="Balanagar Division",C2="Balanagar Zone",D2="Cyberabad",, how do I write

50. Surinder Singh Gahir says:

51. Elijah Emmanuel says:

I need a help on having the summary of my calculation on another sheet. That is, as I am working the the full details on one page, the summary of the work will automatically be calculating itself on the next sheet. Thanks...

52. ear says:

hello dear

if I wanna calucalate a1,a2,a3 + 5000 = b1,b2,b3
then total of b1,b2,b3 - c1,c2,c3 =

53. Arc Fosa says:

Well explained

54. Vijiayalakshmi says:

55. MAYUR SHINDE says:

How to add number of every sheet in last sheet. example-
sheet1 c5+sheet2 c5+sheet3 c5 = Total on fourth sheet

56. sunil says:

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57. mahesh says:

want to deduct value of column 'g'items from column' h ' items total values and multiply with column 'k' values can u help for the same

58. kasujja joshua says:

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59. sathish says:

how to select and paste formula cells

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61. prakash says:

if 1510.99 comes the result should 1510 and when 1511.1 comes then result should come 1520 .
How to make this result?

62. Murugesan says:

excel function
a=0, b=500, but c=500/2 = 250 i need this calculation

63. Jishnu Roy says:

What is the formula for vlookup

• Hi Jishnu,

The traditional way to vlookup in Excel is by using the VLOOKUP function. We have a special tutorial on this with many formula examples: VLOOKUP tutorial for beginners. Quite recently, Microsoft has introduced the new XLOOKUP function that can look both vertically and horizontally and overcomes some of the critical limitations of VLOOKUP. We have a comprehensive tutorial on XLOOKUP function, hopefully you will find it helpful.

64. Saraswathi says:

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65. MALEBESE HENSON says:

I need help in copying results from the next table with increasing numbers.
For example
Column b has the following:
1. 20
2. 30
3. 40
Then I need to transfer the info onto another sheet across a row
A B C
1. 20 30 40

• Surajit Jana says:

copy paste special with transpose.

66. JOHN says:

WEEK EXAMPLES ACCORDING TO THEORY

67. WARIS ALI TABASSUM says:

Electricity Bill
Units Rate

1-100 2
101-200 3
200-above 4 Units Consumed Price
50
120
80
200
100
250

• Shyamveer gangwar says:

=IF(A2<101,A2*2,IF(A2<201,A2*3,A2*4))

68. Sakshi says:

Thanks

69. Arun Kumar H says:

Hi
I need an assistance in function formula for CTC Calculator
We calculate Basic salary on fixed monthly CTC at 40%, Hence if the monthly basic is above 15k, let the amount takes whatever it get calculated on 40% but if the monthly salary itself below 15k then whatever the amount is should get reflected in Basic salary itself not in any other component.

70. i want to change the digit in words says:

Ex- 24546 =twenty four thousand five hundred forty six only (in formulas)

71. pitambar says:

it is very useful but example is less

72. tina says:

73. Jose Raja says:

I want to calculate TWO CELL also end of the calculation i want to add a TEXT (as a note)
For Ex. :
Key in info : =(A2-A3) Weeks
want a result to be : 3 Weeks

is it possible. pls answer me ASAP
thanks

• SAMIRAN says:

I am giving you the simple formula,
=(A2-A3)&" Week"

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75. PRABHAT says:

SIR,
I WANT HELP IN MARKING SCHEME
ATTAIN = +4
WRONG = -1
LEFT = 0
KEY IF A AND B BOTH THEN 4 (FOUR OPTION A,B,C,D, GRACE) a formula for this

76. NIKHIL says:

IF I WANT TO SUBSTRACT A7 TO A11 CELLS FROM CELL A6
HOW CAN I DO THIS ONE

• SAMIRAN says:

=Sum(A7,A11)-A6

77. k.shanmugam says:

how to apply the number convert to text for example 12= twele and apply a1=112 but the solution b2= one hundred and twele

78. k.shanmugam says:

i will apply numbers only

79. Tin Myo Aung says:

If E2 is under 2000 C7 should show 30%
If E2 is between 2001 and 4000 C7 should show 40%
If E2 is under 4001 and over C7 should show 50%

• Tin Myo Aung says:

If E2 is under 2000 C7 should show 30%
If E2 is between 2001 and 4000 C7 should show 40%
If E2 is over 4001 and over C7 should show 50%

• Haris Zaman says:

=IF(A4<2001,"30%",IF(A4<=4000,"40%","50"%))

80. Naveen says:

More than this

81. Smitesh says:

It takes me Only a day to learned all the formulas..

82. megala says:

thank you

83. Zaman says:

Hello, I am trying to make a time sheet. Here is the example:
Start time: 12:30 am
Regular hours: 4.5 hours
Extra hours: 40 minutes
Break: 30 minutes if total hours more than 5 hours
Finish Time: ??? I need the formula which should be 6:10 am as total hour more than 5.
Total hours: 5.16 hours

84. Akbar says:

how to convert number in figures., as 1,000.00 (One thousand)

• Rizwan Khan says:

Try spell number, spell number Indian formula , its a customized formula. Google it....

85. Waugh says:

I need assistance whereby i HAVE TWO CELLS,ONE WITH PRIMARY BORROWED AMOUNT THEN SECOND ONE WITH THE INTEREST OF THE BORROWED MONEY

86. Waugh says:

I want set up a spread sheet whereby i have a value on one cell and the percentage of that value in another cell,for example i have \$1000 in cell B and in cell C i will want to have 25% of whatever value is in cell B(in this case \$1000)
regards
Waugh

• fn says:

a simple formula would be
=B1*0.25 OR IF IT A DIFFERENT PERCENTAGE EG 10% =B1*0.1

87. Sunil Damor says:

Good work microsoft exel

88. SUBHASIS HARICHANDAN says:

Dear Team
I want to know about the best techniques of the excel with formulas & functions.

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89. Srishti says:

I want to know about main formula of ms excel

• dushyant tyagi says:

can i help u

• SUSETTE B says:

90. sunny sambharwal says:

This content is very useful but example is not good

• Hi Sunny,
I have updated some of the formula examples. Hope they make more sense now :)

• dushyant tyagi says:

yes svetlana i want to know that the examples

• Abdul says:

You are excellent,Thank you for your content it is very helpful to us.

• koyana says:

can you please show the percantage formula

91. shravan says:

if a C3 value is 4.65 then D3 should show 50%
if a C3 value is between 4.20 and 4.65 then D3 should show 45%