# How to Understand Formulas & Functions in Excel

Learn how to understand formulas and functions in this Howcast Excel tutorial with expert Shir Moscovitz.

### Transcript

Hi, my name is Shir and I'm the founder and CEO of shirconsulting.com where we focus on converting the existing data from your business into massive savings and extraordinary profits. Today we're going to learn the basics of Excel. Let's get started.

So what are Formulas and Functions? Before we can explain what those are, let's understand what Operators are. An Operator is simply a calculation that can be performed on a number. So here are the examples of Operators: We can do the basic ones such as +-*/. We can do the ampersand (&) symbol which is CONCATENATE which means you combine things together. We'll do the equal sign (=). We'll do the not equal sign which is a greater than and less than symbol (<>). We'll do the less than, less than (), greater than or equal to (s lots more and I encourage you all to search for them and find out what EXCEL can do for you.