Creating Formulas

When using formulas in Excel you can add, subtract, multiply, and divide. Use Excel formulas to also make cell references in Excel.


  1. In cell A1, type 1,234.
  2. In cell A2, type 15,865.
  3. Click the cell where you want the result to appear.
  4. Type =.
  5. Click A1.
  6. Type the addition symbol (+). It displays in the cell and in the Formula bar.
  7. Click A2.
  8. Press Enter or click the Enter button Enter Button on the Formula bar to end the formula and display the result.