# Excel Formulas and Functions For Dummies, 3rd Edition Learn to use Excel for practical, day-to-day calculations

Excel is a powerful program with more than 300 built-in functions that can be used to perform an almost infinite number of calculations. This friendly book shows you how to use the 150 most valuable ones in real-world situations: to compare the cost of buying vs. leasing a car, calculate classroom grades, or evaluate investment performance, for example. Another 85 specialized functions are also described. Detailed, step-by-step instructions help you understand how functions work within formulas and how you can use them to solve everyday problems.

• Excel is a complex tool, making it a perfect subject for the straightforward, plain-English approach of this book
• Formulas and functions are explained in classic For Dummies fashion, with examples of how to apply the 150 most commonly used functions in real-world situations
• Discover how to use Excel to compare the cost of 15 and 30-year mortgages, decide whether to buy or lease a car, calculate the actual cost of credit card purchases, forecast college expenses, design a database for your own use, and much more
• Serves as an excellent resource for all versions of Excel, including the latest version 2013

Excel Formulas and Functions For Dummies, 3rd Edition helps you put the power of Excel to work in your daily life.

From the Back Cover
Learn to:

• Use functions and understand how they work within a formula
• Take advantage of 150 built-in Excel functions
• Evaluate investment performance or forecast college expenses
• Compare 15- versus 30-year mortgage rates

Got numbers to crunch? Master Excel’s formulas and functions and put its power to work

Don’t be intimidated by Excel! Functions and formulas are its secret weapon, and this friendly guide helps you make sense of them. You’ll unlock the mysteries of arrays, discover what goes into a function, understand predictions and probability, analyze data, learn to calculate important things like interest payments and depreciation, and much more!

• Begin with the basics — first, get a clear understanding of workbooks and worksheets, cells, ranges, and tables
• Formula for success — learn the proper way to enter a formula, how to include functions, and how to catch and correct errors
• Do the math — calculate payments, interest rates, how long it will take to pay off a loan, and cost/revenue comparisons
• Statistics, STAT — understand mean, median, and mode, and use the functions for calculating variance
• No crystal ball needed — examine predictions and probabilities and how to forecast trends
• Fun with functions — find things using lookup, logical, and reference functions, and get information with the CELL function
• Make a date with data — work with database functions, fine-tune criteria, and perform database calculations

Open the book and find:

• Function tools that make life easier
• Tips on taming errors
• How Excel handles money
• Data analysis techniques
• All about dates and time in Excel
• How to handle text
• Several ways to SUM things up
• The top ten functions you really should know

### Book Details

• Paperback: 408 pages
• Publisher: For Dummies; 3rd Edition (February 2013)
• Language: English
• ISBN-10: 1118460847
• ISBN-13: 978-1118460849
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