# Using basic formulas in Sheets 2022

• 12 videos | 46m 38s
• Includes Assessment
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This course will focus on manipulating data and performing calculations using basic formulas in Google Sheets. First, discover how to manually select and use formulas in a cell, as well as get access to the full list of functions available in Google Sheets. You will also learn how to perform simple calculations and copy formulas to quickly fill out a table. Other functions will allow you to rank, count, and round values in a sheet. Google Sheets' functions are useful for manipulating text as well. For example, to replace specific characters or a text string. Finally, learn how to create formulas to generate random numbers and remove whitespace.

## WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

• Discover the key concepts covered in the using basic formulas in sheets 2022 course
Perform basic calculations with operators and functions
Re-use formulas to copy values and perform calculations
Get cumulative totals
Convert numbers to binary, hexadecimal or decimal formats
• Obtain the quotient and remainder in a division
Count a full list of values or specific items in a list
Rank values and find the smallest or largest values in a list
Use different functions to round a value
Use functions to replace characters and remove whitespace
Use formulas to generate random values

## IN THIS COURSE

• This video outlines the key content covered in Using basic formulas in Sheets 2022 course including performing simple calculations, changing number units, and generating random numbers.
• The full list of functions available in Google Sheets can be accessed in a number of different ways. As well as being able to view a full list of functions via the Insert menu, Google Sheets offers automatic suggestions when you start entering a formula into a cell. Google has also created a fully searchable functions' glossary, which can be accessed via the Google Sheets help portal.
• 3.  Performing simple calculations in Sheets 2022
A cell in Google Sheets can act as a calculator, allowing you to perform mathematical equations and calculations. In order to begin using a cell in this way, you need to start your data entry with an equals sign (=). You can perform simple calculations, and even perform multiple calculations in a single cell.
Rather than copy out the same formula multiple times, you can use the fill-down function in Google Sheets in order to repeat a particular cell's contents elsewhere. Google Sheets automatically updates the data involved in order to ensure that the appropriate calculation is performed.
• 5.  Creating automated cumulative totals in Sheets 2022
If your data in Google Sheets is in chronological order, you can automatically add values together to give a running total. You can add the values and save time by using the autofill to automatically add data to your worksheet cells.
• 6.  Changing number units in Sheets 2022
If you are using a particular number format in your spreadsheet and suddenly find that you need to change to a different system, you can use several different functions in Google Sheets in order to perform the operation automatically. You can convert binary, hexadecimal and decimal number formats.
• 7.  Factorizing the results of a division in Sheets 2022
When performing a division calculation, you can use MOD and QUOTIENT in order to find out the remainder and quotient data relating to your operation. You are also able to edit your values.
• 8.  Counting cells in a range in Sheets 2022
Using a formula in Google Sheets, you can find out how many rows or entries there are in a specified selection using the COUNTA formula. You can also use the formula in conjunction with the IF conditional modifier, allowing you to specify particular properties in your data.
• 9.  Ranking a value in Sheets 2022
Being able to rank a data entry is very useful, particularly if you are working with statistics. Google Sheets includes a number of rank-based formulas, including LARGE, RANK and SMALL, which you can use to help organize your data.
• 10.  Rounding numbers in Sheets 2022
In Google Sheets, there are many different formulas that you can use to round your data values up or down. Which one you choose will depend on how you want to perform the calculation. You can, for example, round a value up to the nearest multiple, round it down to the nearest fraction, and even truncate a value. You'll use formulas such as ROUNDUP, ROUNDDOWN, CEILING, FLOOR, and TRUNC.
• 11.  Using replacement formulas in Sheets 2022
Google Sheets features a number of formulas that can be used to very precisely locate and replace character strings. You can use formulas such as REPLACE and SUBSTITUTE in order to replace text entries rather than editing them manually. Finally, you can use the TRIM option to remove any unnecessary blank space.
• 12.  Generating random numbers in Sheets 2022
Google Sheets' random number generators can help you do everything from organizing a weekend athletics competition to creating project groups at work. You can use the functions RAND and RANDBETWEEN to generate random numbers, as well as use the RANK function to automatically create a running order.

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