# Excel Formulas & Functions For Dummies, 5th Edition

- Length: 400 pages
- Edition: 5
- Language: English
- Publisher: For Dummies
- Publication Date: 2018-10-19
- ISBN-10: 1119518253
- ISBN-13: 9781119518259

## Book Description

**Put the power of Excel functions to work in your formulas**

There are more than 400 built-in functions in Excel 2019, from AGGREGATE to Z.TEST. The question is which ones will make your work easier? How and why should you use a particular function in your formulas? *Excel Formulas and Functions For Dummies *offers thorough but easy-to-read coverage of powerful Excel functions.

With this book, you'll learn to apply the power of Excel functions and formulas to make your work and other tasks easier. Compare 15-year vs. 30-year mortgage terms, choose between leasing or buying a car, compute classroom grades, create an amortization table, evaluate investment performance, calculate the *real* cost of credit card purchases, or forecast college expenses and savings. All of this and more is possible when you master functions and formulas in Excel. Although it covers the latest software version, Excel 2019, the techniques and functions described in this book can be used on any version of Excel.

Step-by-step instruction on Excel's 150 most useful functions Each function is illustrated by helpful, real-world examples 85 specialized functions are described in abbreviated form Includes Excel's must-know functions This book is a must-read for beginning to intermediate Excel users who want to find out how to use Excel's powerful built-in functions.

## Table of contents

**Part 1: Getting Started with Formulas and Functions**
Chapter 1: Tapping Into Formula and Function Fundamentals
Chapter 2: Saving Time with Function Tools
Chapter 3: Saying “Array!” for Formulas and Functions
Chapter 4: Fixing Formula Boo-Boos
**Part 2: Doing the Math**
Chapter 5: Calculating Loan Payments and Interest Rates
Chapter 6: Appreciating What You’ll Get, Depreciating What You’ve Got
Chapter 7: Using Basic Math Functions
Chapter 8: Advancing Your Math
**Part 3: Solving with Statistics**
Chapter 9: Throwing Statistics a Curve
Chapter 10: Using Significance Tests
Chapter 11: Rolling the Dice on Predictions and Probability
**Part 4: Dancing with Data**
Chapter 12: Dressing Up for Date Functions
Chapter 13: Keeping Well-Timed Functions
Chapter 14: Using Lookup, Logical, and Reference Functions
Chapter 15: Digging Up the Facts
Chapter 16: Writing Home About Text Functions
Chapter 17: Playing Records with Database Functions
**Part 5: The Part of Tens**
Chapter 18: Ten Tips for Working with Formulas
Chapter 19: Ten Functions You Really Should Know
Chapter 20: Ten Really Cool Functions

## About The Author

### Ken Bluttman

**Ken Bluttman** is a veteran software and web developer specializing in Excel/VBA and database-centric web applications. He has written numerous articles and books on a variety of technical topics. His latest projects include large-scale cloud-based applications and mobile app development.