## About this lesson

Introduction to basic functions Sum, Average, Count, Max, Min.

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## Quick reference

### Functions and formulas

Functions and formulas let you use mathematical calculations on your data.

### When to use

When you need to calculate something using your data.

### Instructions

Adding a function

- Select the cell where you want the function
- Click “Functions” and choose the function you want to use
- SUM: Add together the numbers in the selected cells
- AVERAGE: Average of the numbers in the selected cells
- COUNT: How many cells have a number in them (does not count text)
- MAX: Shows the largest number in the selected cells
- MIN: Shows the smallest number in the selected cells

- Select the cells you want to include

Adding a formula

- Select the cell where you want the formula
- Type “=”
- Type the formula
- Click on cells to add them to the formula

Google spreadsheets function list

- Google provides a useful list of functions that are supported in Google Sheets.

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