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:
- Go to a blank cell.
- Type an equals sign.
- Enter a calculation.
- Type = and a calculation in a blank cell.
- Press the F9 key. Excel will display the result.
- The result..
- 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.