# How to Use Excel Formulas

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use Excel formulas in Excel.

A formula in Microsoft Excel is an expression that modifies values in a set of cells. Even if the result is incorrect, these formulas nonetheless return a result. You may execute calculations like addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division using Excel formulae.

Once ready, we’ll get started by utilizing real-world examples to show you how to use Excel formulas in Excel.

## Common Excel Formulas

Here are some common Excel formulas for you to use.

## How to Use Excel Formulas

Before we begin we will need a group of data to be used to use Excel formulas in Excel.

### Step 1

First, you need to have a clean and tidy group of data to work with. In this example, you will learn to use an Excel formula with the SUM function.

### Step 2

To start any Excel formulas, you will need to include the â€˜=â€™ sign to activate a formula. Then in this example, we will put the formula =SUM(B2:B6).

### Step 3

Once you press Enter, your formula will return the SUM of the entire data group.

### Summary

That’s all there is to it. You are welcome to copy the example spreadsheet below to see how it is done. The most crucial lesson is to enjoy yourself while doing it.

In this tutorial, I covered how to use Excel formulas in Excel.