## Lesson 3 Working with Functions, Formulas, and Charts

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# Lesson 3 Working with Functions, Formulas, and Charts

 functionA predefined formula that performs a specific calculation using the inputs you specify.
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#### Definitions

function A predefined formula that performs a specific calculation using the inputs you specify.
auto calculate a feature that temporarily performs the following calculations on a range of cells without making you write a formula: AVERAGE, COUNT, COUNT A , MAX, MIN, OR SUM.
excel table Data arranged in columns and specially formatted with column headers that contain commands that allow you to sort, filter, and perform other functions on the table.
comment a text note attached to a worksheet cell.
name box the text box located to the left of the formula bar.
chart a graphic that allows you to compare and contrast data in a visual format.
embedded chart A chart placed as an object within a worksheet
chart sheet a chart that occupies its own worksheet
plot to postition data points on a graph
legend a key that identifies each of the data series in a chart
x-axis the horizontal scale of a chart on which categories are plotted
y-axis the vertical scale of a chart on which the value of each category is plotted
categories for most charts, these are the information in a worksheet row. If you select multiple rows of data for a chart, you'll create multiple categories.
tick marks lines of measurement along the value and category axes

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