Working with Formulas in Excel 2010 for Windows

Excel 2010 (Windows)    |    Intermediate
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Excel includes tools and formulas for solving more advanced problems. Discover how to calculate loan interest, solve problems, and prevent duplicate values.


  • Calculating the interest on a loan
    Simulating a loan
    Reaching a target figure
    Solving a problem
    Creating automatic reports
  • Finding identical values in your spreadsheet
    Visualizing duplicates in your document
    Visualizing your duplicate values
    Preventing duplicate values


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    If you have taken out a loan, Excel 2010 can help you to estimate and manage your repayments. You can break the payments down into your interest repayments, your loan repayments, and your total repayments per period. FREE ACCESS
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    Once you know how to use Excel 2010 to estimate your loan repayments, you can begin to simulate and compare different loan amounts, different interest rates, and even different lengths of time. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Reaching a target figure in Excel 2010 for Windows
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    If you use formulas to obtain certain results in your table, you can use the Goal Seek tool to reach a target value. This means that rather than adjusting the values and performing the calculations yourself, Excel 2010 can automatically obtain the value that you are looking for by modifying the necessary values in your table. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Solving a problem in Excel 2010 for Windows
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    If you have a mathematical problem in your table which is governed by various different constraints, you can attempt to solve it automatically using Excel 2010's solver tools. You simply need to select the value that you wish to optimize, minimize or otherwise adjust and input the various constraints that will have an impact on your eventual result. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Creating automatic reports in Excel 2010 for Windows
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    The SUMPRODUCT formula can be used to perform a sum calculation on data that corresponds to particular criteria. You can, for example, use it to create an automatic data report in Excel 2010. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Finding identical values in your spreadsheet in Excel 2010 for Windows
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    Combining the SUMPRODUCT and COUNTIF formulas in Excel 2010 can help you to find identical values in your spreadsheet. This can be very useful if you need to tidy up your data tables and remove duplicates. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Visualizing duplicates in your document in Excel 2010 for Windows
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    The COUNTA formula will return the number of non-empty cells in a data range. If you combine this calculation with the SUMPRODUCT and COUNTIF formulas in Excel 2010, you can obtain the number of different values in a range. This data can then be used to work out the number of duplicates that your data table contains. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Visualizing your duplicate values in Excel 2010 for Windows
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    In Excel 2010, you can visualize any duplicates that have crept into your data table by combining conditional formatting with the IF formula. There is even a special conditional formatting tool that can be used to analyze a selected data range and highlight any duplicates that it finds. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Preventing duplicate values in Excel 2010 for Windows
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    If you want to be absolutely sure that users only enter unique values in your data table, you can tell Excel 2010 to block duplicates and display an error message. To do this, you will need to know how to use the data validation tools. FREE ACCESS


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