Excel: Quick Calculator

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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.

  1. Type = and a calculation in a blank cell.
    1. Press the F9 key. Excel will display the result.

  2. The result..
    1. 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.