The **N function in Microsoft Excel** is an information function, and its purpose is to return a value converted to a number. **Information functions** are functions that return information about the current operating environment. The formula and syntax for the N function are below:

**Formula**

N (value)

**Syntax**

Value: The value that you want to be converted; It is required.

## How to use the N function in Microsoft Excel

Follow the steps below to use the N function in Excel.

- Launch
**Microsoft Excel**. - Enter your data or use existing data.
- Type into the cell where you want to place the result
*= N(A2)* - Press Enter to see the result. The result was
*24.* - When using the N function on numeric values, the numeric value will not be affected.
- Now drag the fill handle down to see the other results.
- The N function converts the value True to
*1*and the value False to*0*. - The value Orange is converted to
*0*. The N function will convert text values to 0.

There are two other methods to use the N function.

**Method one** is to click the *fx* button on the top left of the Excel worksheet.

An **Insert Function** dialog box will appear.

Inside the dialog box, in the section **Select a Category**, select *Information *from the list box.

In the section **Select a Function**, choose the *N* function from the list.

Then click *OK.*

*A ***Function Arguments*** *dialog box will open*. *

* *

Type into the entry box the cell that you want to convert.

Then click *OK*.

**Method two** is to click the **Formulas **tab and click the *More Functions button* in the *Function Library* group.

Hover the cursor over Information

Then select *N *from the drop-down menu.

A **Function Arguments** dialog box will open.

Follow the same method in **Method 1**.

Then click *OK*.

### What does N mean in a formula?

When it comes to statistics, the N formula means the total number of individuals or observation of samples, but in Microsoft Excel, the N formula returns a value converted to a number. The N function will convert text values to 0.

### What does the N symbol represent?

Statistics is the science of collecting, organizing, analyzing, interpreting, and the presentation of data. In statistics, the n symbol is used to represent natural numbers. In Mathematics, natural numbers are numbers we used when counting or ordering whole numbers.

### How do you use the N function in Excel?

The N function in Microsoft Excel is not a complicated function to use; it is easy once you know what it is about and the formula. In this tutorial, we have explained how to use the N function in Microsoft Excel.

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### What does N () mean in Excel?

When a person types a formula on their Excel spreadsheet, they will see the formula symbol along with a bracket. For instance, the N is the formula, and the bracket represents the area where you are going to place the value.

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We hope you understand how to use the N function in Microsoft Excel.