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Google Sheets

In Google Sheets, you can use the VARA function to return the value in the cell above, the value in the cell to the left, the value in the cell above and to the left, or the value in the cell above and to the right. This can be useful for creating formulas that reference other cells in your spreadsheet. For example, you could use the VARA function to calculate the total value of a series of cells by adding the values in the cells above and to the left of the cells in question.

The syntax of VARA in Google Sheets is as follows:

=VARA(A1,A2,A3)

This function calculates the variance of a set of values, given in the range A1:A3.

One way to use VARA in Google Sheets is to compare the values in two different cells. For example, if you want to check the difference between two numbers, you can use the VARA function to return the value in the second cell if the value in the first cell is less than the value in the second cell, and the value in the first cell if the value in the first cell is greater than the value in the second cell.

Another way to use VARA is to create a conditional statement. For example, if you want to check whether a value is greater than or equal to a certain number, you can use the VARA function to return the value in the second cell if the value in the first cell is greater than or equal to the value in the second cell, and the value in the first cell if the value in the first cell is less than the value in the second cell.

There are some cases when you should not use VARA in Google Sheets. One example is when you are trying to reference a range that is located on a different sheet. In this case, you would use the standard Excel range notation, such as "A1:B10." Additionally, you should not use VARA when you are trying to reference a cell that is located in a row or column that has been hidden.

There are a few similar formulae to VARA in Google Sheets. The first is VLOOKUP, which allows you to look up values in a table. The syntax is as follows:=VLOOKUP(value, table, column, [range])value is the value you are looking for in the tabletable is the table you are looking incolumn is the column number you are looking in[range] is an optional argument that specifies the range of cells you are looking in. If you omit this argument, VLOOKUP will look in the first column of the table.The second similar formula is INDEX/MATCH. The INDEX function returns the cell at a given row and column in a range, while the MATCH function returns the position of a value in a range. The syntax for the INDEX/MATCH function is as follows:=INDEX(range, row_num, column_num)=MATCH(value, range, 0)range is the range of cells you are looking inrow_num is the row number you are looking incolumn_num is the column number you are looking invalue is the value you are looking for in the rangeMATCH takes the position of the value in the range as its third argument, while INDEX takes the row and column numbers.

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