Excel functions and formulas are the lifeblood of an Excel spreadsheet. Formulas are expressions that compute calculations within a spreadsheet cell. Functions are used within formulas, and are built-in shortcuts that perform a predetermined set of calculations and returns an output.Together, theses two make up the most powerful capabilities of Excel. Without them, a spreadsheet would be simply a list of numbers.

And contrary to popular belief, they are quite easy to learn and master. Start your journey by clicking on one the links below.

### Getting Started

5 Steps to writing your first formula |

What is an Excel function? |

Adding a function to a cell |

### Common Excel Functions

SUM | Add two or more numbers together. |

MIN | Find the lowest value in a list of values. |

MAX | Find the highest value in a list of values. |

COUNT | Count the cells that contain numbers. |

ABS | Find the absolute value of a number. |

### Logical Excel Functions

IF | Perform a test and return a value based on the outcome. |