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as in the order of calculation of a formula, in a spreadsheet for exampleenSpreadsheet precedence
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<h3>Spreadsheet calculations - Order of Precedence</h3>
<p>
Formulas containing more than one arithmetic operator follow the <b>order of precedence</b>.
A spreadsheet performs its calculations based on the following order:
<ul>
<li><b>B</b>rackets
</li><li><b>O</b>rder (e.g. Exponents or powers)
</li><li><b>D</b>ivision
</li><li><b>M</b>ultiplication
</li><li><b>A</b>ddition
</li><li><b>S</b>ubtraction
</li></ul>
</p><p>One way to remember this is to remember the <i>word</i> BODMAS spelt out by the initial letters.
</p><p>
Brackets have the highest precedence (or priority) while subtraction has the lowest.</p><p><a href="http://soslug.org/spreadsheet2/spreadsheet_precedence" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://soslug.org/spreadsheet2/spreadsheet_precedence#commentsspreadsheetprecedenceMon, 30 Jan 2012 15:42:33 +0000Alan Campion1632 at http://soslug.org