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Patterns of Numbers with a Formula in Excel

There are many ways to create patterns of numbers with a formula in Excel. One way is to use the REPT function. The REPT function takes two arguments: the number to repeat and the number of times to repeat it. For example, to create a pattern of five consecutive numbers, you could use the following formula:

=REPT(1,5)

This would return the value 1 repeated five times. To create a pattern of numbers that increase by one each time, you could use the following formula:

=REPT(ROW(A1),5)

This would return the values 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 in five consecutive cells. You can also use the REPT function to create a pattern of numbers that decrease by one each time. To do this, you would use a negative number for the second argument. For example:

=REPT(ROW(A1),-5)

This would return the values 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 in five consecutive cells.

Another way to create patterns of numbers with a formula in Excel is to use the SEQUENCE function. The SEQUENCE function takes three arguments: start value, increment value, and stop value. For example, to create a pattern of numbers that start at 1 and increase by 2 each time up to 10, you could use the following formula:

=SEQUENCE(1,,10,,2)

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