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SpreadSheets

Definition

Spreadsheets are computer programs that let you keep track of numeric information that can be organized in a column and row format. A spreadsheet is a form of an Electronic Ledger. A ledger allows one to organize data in a table/matrix arrangement. The first rows and columns are usually used for labels. The data in the interior of the matrix can be static, constant values or derived, computed values. The calculated values are expressed as formulas between the static values and other computed values.

A spreadsheet allows the user to ask What If? (rudimentary simulation) questions. By changing the value of any variable the user can see the effect of the change throughout the entire spreadsheet.

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