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# How To Use N() Function in Google Sheets

Description

Returns the argument provided as a number.

Common questions about the N formula include:
- What does the N formula do?
- How does the N formula work?
- What are the arguments required for the N formula?

The N formula can be used appropriately to convert text values to numbers, with the N function converting the text argument to a number.

The N formula can be commonly mistyped as the C formula, which is a separate function with a different purpose.

Some common ways in which the N formula can be used inappropriately include using it with text that is already numerical, as well as arguments that are non-numeric.

Common pitfalls when using the N formula include forgetting to use quotation marks with string arguments, feeling emboldened to transform non-numeric arguments to numeric values, and assuming that the N formula works with empty cells.

Common mistakes when using the N Formula include putting the numerical argument in quotation marks, putting the wrong type of argument, and using the N function instead of the NumberValue function.

Common misconceptions people might have with the N Formula include believing that the N formula works for non-numeric arguments, believing that the N formula works with empty cells, and believing that the N formula works with numerical arguments without quotation marks.

How To Actually Use N() in Sheets

`N(value)`

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