Google Sheets: Analysing Information – Basic formulas for everyday tasks

Formulas enable us quickly perform actions on data inside our sheets. They are the building blocks towards automating repetitive tasks in a Sheet.

Use these basic functions to build your first formulas and get an introduction to this powerful set of features inside Google Sheets and apply these skills to speed up decision making.

Totalling up a series of values
Creating your first formula
Using the SUM function
Using the COUNT function
Scenarios for using COUNT
Complete the quiz

This video is 4 minutes 20 seconds long:

Examples where you might use these functions could include:

  • Quickly adding up values, e.g. money received.
  • Totalling up the number of RSVPs to an event.
  • Counting the number of orders received.

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