 ## HOW TO MAKE SIMPLE FORMULAS IN MICROSOFT EXCEL This article covers the basics on how to calculate data and make formulas in Microsoft Excel. Assuming that you have read the article on how to create a table in Excel, we will continue here with creating formulas.

One of the main functions of Excel is calculating data – adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing, as the simplest calculator operations. With Excel you can also make more complicated mathematical equations. In the beginning we will start with simple steps and with simple mathematical operations that will show us how to create formulas in Microsoft Excel.

Excel uses standard mathematical symbols, the plus sign (+) for adding, the minus sign (-) for subtracting, asterisk (*) for multiplication, and for division – forward slash (/). Unlike mathematical equations that you would write on paper, for example 5+5=10, Excel uses a slightly different format or sequence of symbols, because every formula or mathematical equation starts with (=). The formulas start with (=) simply because the cell is equal to the value or the formula that is entered.

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