*Now that you know how to use Tables on Labstep, learn how you can carry out calculations easily and efficiently. For more advanced calculations, click here.*

**Calculation basics:**

*How to enter a formula or function*

*How to enter a formula or function*

Navigate to the table of your choice

Select a cell

Enter

**=***(equals)*in a cellType the needed formula or function

Select the cell(s) of your choice

Press 'Enter'

## Arithmetic o*perators*

*perators*

**+** → addition – e.g.* =D3+C9*

**- **→ subtraction – e.g.* =C6-B3*

***** → multiplication – e.g*. =F4*B8*

**/** → division – e.g.* =G2/A5*

**%** → percentage – *e.g. =B7%*

**^** → exponentiation – *e.g. =H9^2*

*Comparison operators*

*Comparison operators*

**>** → greater than – *e.g. =A6>A9*

**<** → less than – *e.g. =B7<J11*

**>=** → greater than equal to – *e.g. =C20>=A5*

**<=** → less than equal to – *e.g. =D9<=E2*

**=** → equal to – *e.g. =B3=B6*

**<>** → not equal to – *e.g. =A8<>G1*

*Basic Functions*

*Basic Functions*

SUM → adds the values of the selected cells

AVERAGE → finds the average value of the selected cells

COUNT → counts how many of the selected cells have numbers in them

CONCATENATE → combines the content of the selected cells

MIN → finds the smallest value of all the selected cells

MAX → finds the largest value of all the selected cells

*Labstep team tip:** If you have to select multiple cells, you can simply enter the first and last cell you need separated by a colon. This will include all the cells between the two cells of reference, including them. E.g. =SUM( D3:D96)*

**Cell references basics**

*Reference operators*

*Reference operators*

**,** → union, combines multiple references into one reference – *e.g. =A1,J12*

: → range, all cells between two referenced cells, including the two cells – *e.g. =C2:F4*

@ → reference, indicates implicit intersection in the formula – *e.g. =@A1:D10*

*Absolute references*

*Absolute references*

=C2 → the relative reference of cell C2

=$C2 → the column is absolute and the row relative

=C$2 → the row is absolute and the column relative

=$C$2 → absolute reference of cell C2

All done? To learn how to use cell references on Labstep, click here.

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