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Exercise 1.1 - Entering a number in a cell

1. Click on B3, making it the active cell
2. Type the number 1274
3. Press Enter
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Why does Excel right-align the numbers ?

It moved 1274 from the left of cell B3 to the right. This is because Excel assumes that you want to perform addition and other arithmetic operations on the entered number.

When you write a list of numbers on paper to add them, you line up the numbers from the right, Excel right-aligns numbers for the same reason.

It moved the cursor down to cell B4, the cell under B3. Again, this is because of arithmetic. Excel assumes that you will want to enter another number beneath the previous one.


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