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Problem: I need to find a quick answer to a mathematical problem, and I don’t have a calculator. Can Excel help?
Strategy: You can use Excel as a simple calculator. Follow these steps:
1. Go to a blank cell.
2. Type an equals sign.
3. Enter a calculation.
Figure 297 Type = and a calculation in a blank cell.
4. Press the F9 key. Excel will display the result.
Figure 298 The result..
5. Press the Esc key to clear the cell.
You can start a formula with equals, plus, or minus signs. You could also have typed +14215469*5.
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