As you know, computers are used frequently used to perform computations and operations. Spreadsheet programs are commonly used for budgeting, forecasting, and financial analyzing. They are most often used for financial-related tasks.
Spreadsheet models are groups of rows and columns. The job of the spreadsheet program is to let you create these spreadsheet models, input data and information into the rows and columns, and then modify and revise your model.
As stated above, spreadsheet programs are divided into rows and columns. The cells where the rows and columns intersect are where you, as the user, can type in data, numbers, text, or special formulas. These formulas tell the computer what kind of computations and calculations you want to make. For example, you might type in numbers into rows A and B of a spreadsheet program. You want to know what the numbers in row A plus the number in row B equals. You can type in a formula that has the computer add up the data in row A and the data in row B.
Most spreadsheet programs will have graphing
capabilities. For example, you could input data into rows A and B, and then
have the spreadsheet program graph it for you. Most programs let you customize
the kind of graph you want. You can create pie graphs, line graphs, bar graphs,
3-D graphs, etc. Finally, you can print the results of your calculations!
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