Extending numerical sequences in Excel

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How can I get Excel to extend a numerical sequence?

Extending numerical sequences in Excel

If you need to enter numerical sequences that follow a logical order (such as 1, 2, 3 or 5, 10, 15), Excel can save you a great deal of time and trouble.

If you enter the first two numbers, Excel can complete the series for you.

If you enter 1 in cell A1 and 2 in cell B1 and select both cells with the mouse. Then click and drag the fill handle to the right. Excel will continue the series as far as you drag.

   

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