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Determining a Value of a Cell in Excel

When determining the value of a cell in Excel, there are a few things to keep in mind. The first is the data type of the cell. The second is the format of the cell. And the third is any formulas that may be in the cell.

The data type of a cell will determine how the value is stored in the cell. For example, a cell with a data type of string will store the value as text. A cell with a data type of number will store the value as a number. And a cell with a data type of date will store the value as a date.

The format of a cell will determine how the value is displayed in the cell. For example, a cell with a format of currency will display the value as currency. A cell with a format of percentage will display the value as a percentage. And a cell with a format of scientific will display the value in scientific notation.

Any formulas that are in the cell will also affect the value of the cell. For example, if there is a formula that adds two numbers together, then the value of the cell will be the sum of those two numbers. If there is a formula that multiplies two numbers together, then the value of the cell will be the product of those two numbers.

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