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# How To Use VARA() Function in Google Sheets

Description

Calculates an estimate of variance based on a sample, setting text to the value `0`.

Common questions about the VARA formula include:

What is the VARA formula?
How do you use the VARA formula in Google Sheets?

How can the VARA formula be used appropriately?
The VARA formula should be used to summarize information from different columns. It can be used to compare values across columns, identify maximum and minimum values, and calculate the average of a set of numbers.

How can the VARA formula be commonly mistyped?
The VARA formula is sometimes mistakenly written as VAR or VARs.

What are some common ways the VARA formula is used inappropriately?
It is important to remember that the VARA formula should only be used to summarize data from multiple columns. Trying to use it as a function to calculate a single number from a single column can lead to incorrect results.

What are some common pitfalls when using the VARA formula?
It is important to remember to always use absolute references when using the VARA formula. Additionally, it is important to review your data values carefully to ensure accuracy.

What are common mistakes when using the VARA Formula?
One common mistake is to forget to absolute reference the variables to be used in the formula. Additionally, it is easy to mistakenly use a single cell reference instead of selecting a range of cells.

What are common misconceptions people might have with the VARA Formula?
Many people mistakenly think that the VARA formula can be used to calculate individual values from single columns. In reality, the VARA formula is used to summarize information from multiple columns and compare values.

How To Actually Use VARA() in Sheets

`VARA(value1, value2)`

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