ABS function in Excel

Excel Math & Trig functions perform many of the common mathematical calculations, including basic arithmetic, conditional sums & products, exponents & logarithms, and the trigonometric ratios.

Round a number to n significant digits in Excel

This tutorials shows how to Round a number to n significant digits in Excel. If you need to round a number to a given (variable) number of specified digits or figures, you can do so with an elegant formula that uses the ROUND and LOG10 functions. Formula =ROUND(number,digits-(1+INT(LOG10(ABS(number))))) Explanation In the example shown, the formula… read more »

Find closest match in Excel

This tutorial shows how to Find closest match in Excel using the example below; Formula {=INDEX(data,MATCH(MIN(ABS(data-value)),ABS(data-value),0))} Explanation To find the closest match with a lookup value and numeric data, you can use an array formula based the INDEX, MATCH, ABS and MIN functions. In the example shown, the formula in E5 is: {=INDEX(data,MATCH(MIN(ABS(data-E4)),ABS(data-E4),0))} where “data”… read more »

Find Closest Match in Excel

To find the closest match to a target value in a data column, use the INDEX, MATCH, ABS and the MIN function in Excel. Use the VLOOKUP function in Excel to find an approximate match. 1. The ABS function in Excel returns the absolute value of a number. Explanation: C3-F2 equals -39. The ABS function removes the minus sign (-) from a… read more »

Excel ABS function Example

The ABS function in Excel returns the absolute value of a number. In other words: the ABS function removes the minus sign (-) from a negative number, making it positive. 1. For example, the ABS function in cell B1 below returns the absolute value of a negative number. The ABS function has no effect on 0 (zero) or positive… read more »

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