If you are an Excel beginner, you may be struggling with constructing formulas that do not result in an error. With a little practice though, you can easily get the hang of it and start creating your own formulas.

So let’s take a look at how you can create a simple formula. With your Excel worksheet open, begin by clicking within the cell where you want the formula results displayed then complete the steps listed below.

- Type an equal sign (=) in the cell.
- Click the first cell that you want to use in the formula.
- Type in one of the four mathematical operators (+, -, *, or /).
- Click the second cell you want to use in the formula.
- Press Enter.

The results of the formula will be displayed in the first cell you selected.

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