# A CDE Definition

formula

**(1)**An arithmetic expression that solves a problem. For example,

**(fahrenheit-32)*5/9**is the formula for converting Fahrenheit to Celsius.

**(2)**In spreadsheets, an algorithm that identifies how the data in a specific number of cells is to be calculated. For example,

**+C3*D8**means that the contents of cell C3 are to be multiplied by the contents of cell D8 and the results are to be placed where the formula is located.

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