## Formulas

These are the operators that define what type of calculation you make in a formula:

- + = addition
- - = subtraction
- * = multiplication
- / = division
- % = percentage
- ^ = exponentiation

One of the core pieces of Excel’s functionality is its ability to make calculations from the data stored in sheets. Through calculations you can begin to interpret and understand your data better. The keys to this functionality are formulas and functions. Formulas are equations that automatically calculate results based on the data in your spreadsheet, while functions are in-built calculations.

Excel has over 500 available functions!

These are the operators that define what type of calculation you make in a formula:

- + = addition
- - = subtraction
- * = multiplication
- / = division
- % = percentage
- ^ = exponentiation

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