# Basic Excel Formulas  ## List of Top 10 Basic Excel Formulas & Functions

Here is the list of Top 10 Basic Formulas & Functions in Excel.

1. SUM
2. COUNT
3. COUNTA
4. COUNTBLANK
5. AVERAGE
6. MIN Excel
7. MAX Excel
8. LEN Excel
9. TRIM Excel
10. IF Excel

Now let us discuss each of them in detail –

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### #1 SUM in Excel

This Basic Excel Formula is used to get the sum of the value in one or more cells or Range.

#### Example

=SUM(A1:A5

Result = 41 (See Image below)

### #2 COUNT Excel Function

This Basic Excel Function is used to Count the numeric value in one or more cells or Range.

#### Example

=COUNT(A1:A5)

Result = 4 (This will exclude Cell A3 since this formula calculate only Numeric value. See Image below)

### #3 COUNTA in Excel

This formula is used to count the value in one or more cells (This will count the cells irrespective of Number or Text value)

#### Example

=COUNTA(A1:A5)

Result = 5 (This will Include Cell A3 since this formula calculate both Text and Numeric value. See Image below)

### #4 COUNTBLANK in Excel

This Excel Basic function is used to count the blank value in the Range. (Note: Only Space in a cell will not be considered as a blank cell).

#### Example

=COUNTBLANK(A1:A5)

Result = 2 (This will calculate the number of blank cell in Range. See Image below)

### #5 AVERAGE in Excel

This basic formula in excel is used to get the average of the value in one or more cells or Range.

#### Example

=AVERAGE(A1:A5)

Result = 4 (See Image below)

### #6 MIN Formula in Excel

This excel basic function is used to get the minimum value in cells or Range.

#### Example

=MIN(A1:A5). Result = 2 (See Image below)

### #7 MAX Formula in Excel

This basic excel function is used to get the maximum value in cells or Range.

#### Example

=MAX(A1:A5)

Result = 9 (See Image below)

### #8 LEN in Excel

This basic function excel is used to calculate the number of characters in a cell or Text.

#### Example

=LEN(A1)

Cell A1 value is Shivam, which has 6 Character length. So Result would be 6 (See Image below)

### #9 TRIM in Excel

This basic excel function is used to remove unnecessary space in a cell or Text.

SYNTAX: TRIM(TEXT)

#### Example

=TRIM(A1)

Cell A1 has two spaces between first name, middle name, and last name. This function will remove extra space to give the result. (See Image below)

### #10 IF in Excel

IF function is used to perform a .

#### Example

=IF(A1>33,”P”,”F”). A value in Cell A1 is 50, and a logical test is if the value is greater than 33, then the result would be P else the result would be F.

Since the value 50 is greater than 33, the result would be P. (See Image below)

### Things to Remember

• A formula should always start with equal sign else it will show an error.
• If you are entering any text value instead of giving a cell address, then the text value should be given within Inverted Comma (“”)
• Before entering the function in a cell, make sure that cell format in general. If a Text format is selected, then the formula will not work.
• Space (_) is always counted as a single character so if you are working with blank cells, keep this thing in mind that if a cell has only space, it will not be counted as a blank cell.

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