Excel Formulas and Functions For Dummies

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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, ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118460849
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/26/2013
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 135,625
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Ken Bluttman is a veteran software developer specializing in developing web applications and VB/VBA-based applications. He has written several books and articles on Office/VBA development, XML, and SQL Server, and was coauthor of two previous editions of Excel Formulas and Functions For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Putting the Fun in Functions 5

Chapter 1: Tapping into Formula and Function Fundamentals 7

Chapter 2: Saving Time with Function Tools 39

Chapter 3: Saying “Array!” for Formulas and Functions 57

Chapter 4: Fixing Formula Boo-Boos 69

Part II: Doing the Math 87

Chapter 5: Calculating Loan Payments and Interest Rates 89

Chapter 6: Appreciating What You’ll Get, Depreciating What You’ve Got 109

Chapter 7: Using Basic Math Functions 125

Chapter 8: Advancing Your Math 143

Part III: Solving with Statistics 165

Chapter 9: Throwing Statistics a Curve 167

Chapter 10: Using Signifi cance Tests 205

Chapter 11: Rolling the Dice on Predictions and Probability 215

Part IV: Working with Data 233

Chapter 12: Dressing Up for Date Functions 235

Chapter 13: Keeping Well-Timed Functions 255

Chapter 14: Using Lookup, Logical, and Reference Functions 265

Chapter 15: Digging Up the Facts 297

Chapter 16: Writing Home about Text Functions 311

Chapter 17: Playing Records with Database Functions 337

Part V: The Part of Tens 351

Chapter 18: Ten Tips for Working with Formulas 353

Chapter 19: Ten Functions You Really Should Know 365

Chapter 20: Some Really Cool Functions 371

Index 377

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2010

    Just what I needed

    I needed a book just for formulas. I've looked for 3 different ones so far and it had each one. I still need to take the time to look at others to see if they would be helpful.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 8, 2011

    Cool Intro to Arcane Subject

    Read and apply the easy-to-use examples and explanations in this book to break into an intermediate level of knowledge in Excel -- which is more than the vast majority of people ever can demonstrate. You will be able to use Excel for truly useful work in your office and never be embarrassed or have to say "no" when asked to do many of the things your boss or workgroup expects you to be able to do when dealing with numeric or textual data

    This book has been one of the best purchases I have ever made in my beginner's techical library.

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