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Using the IF Worksheet Function in Excel

The IF function in Excel is one of the most popular and useful functions. It allows you to test a condition and return one value if the condition is TRUE, and another value if the condition is FALSE.

For example, you could use the IF function to test whether a cell contains a number greater than 10, and return "Yes" if it does, or "No" if it doesn't.

The syntax of the IF function is:

=IF(condition, value_if_true, value_if_false)

So, in our example above, the condition would be A1>10, the value_if_true would be "Yes", and the value_if_false would be "No".

You can use any type of data in the IF function, including text, numbers, dates, or even other formulas.

If you want to test multiple conditions at once, you can use the AND or OR functions inside an IF function.


Example 1: Simple IF Function

In this example, we have a list of numbers in column A. We want to know if each number is greater than 10. 

  In column B, we have used the following formula: =IF(A1>10,"Yes","No")

  This formula will test whether the number in cell A1 is greater than 10. If it is, it will return "Yes", otherwise it will return "No". 

  We have then copied this formula down column B next to all the other numbers.


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