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Calculations using simple formulae

Below is a spreadsheet showing the cost of computer equipment from three shops.

spreadsheet showing computer costs

A spreadsheet showing the cost of computer equipment from three shops

You can use a simple addition formula to find out how much a computer and printer from Shop 1 would cost.

  • price of computer = cell B2
  • price of printer = cell D2
  • the formula to add these two together is B2 + D2

Type in = B2+D2

spreadsheet of computer costs with a simple formulae highlighted

Sum (= B2+D2)

All formulae in spreadsheets need to begin with the = sign. This tells the cell to expect a formulae.

Other simple formulae you should know are listed in the table below.

Spreadsheet formulae.

Percentage% =A1%17.5%

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