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The Absolute Value in Excel Shortcut You Need to Know

If you work with Excel on a regular basis, then you know how important it is to be able to quickly and easily perform calculations. One of the most common calculations that people need to perform is finding the absolute value of a number. The absolute value of a number is the number's distance from zero on a number line. For example, the absolute value of -5 is 5, and the absolute value of 3 is also 5. To find the absolute value of a number in Excel, you can use the ABS function. The ABS function takes a single argument, which is the number whose absolute value you want to find. For example, to find the absolute value of -5, you would use the following formula:

=ABS(-5)

This would return the value 5. You can also use the ABS function to find the absolute value of a cell reference. For example, if cell A1 contains the value -5, you could use the following formula to find the absolute value of that number:

=ABS(A1)

This is a very quick and easy way to find the absolute value of a number in Excel. However, there is a shortcut that you can use that is even faster. To use this shortcut, simply select the cell that contains the number whose absolute value you want to find. Then, press the F4 key on your keyboard. This will automatically insert the ABS function into the cell, with the number selected as the argument. For example, if cell A1 contains the value -5 and you select that cell and press F4, the following formula will be inserted into the cell:

=ABS(A1)

You can then press Enter to calculate the absolute value. This shortcut is a great time-saver if you need to find the absolute value of a lot of numbers in Excel.

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