There are
three types of data (or information)
that can be entered
into
a spreadsheet

1.
Label
data entered as text, like a word or a letter e.g. Excel
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is entered into cell A1.

2.
Value
any number on which calculations can be performed
e.g. the numbers 12,15 and 27 are entered into cells A2,
A3, and A4.

3.
Formula
a mathematical statement, which must always begin with
an equal sign (=) that tells the
computer
to perform a calculation
e.g. =A2+A3
This adds the contents of cell
A2 and A3.

Click
HERE
to view an example illustrating
the three different data types (MSWord).