# How to combine formulas in Microsoft Excel

Combining formulas in Excel refers to the process of using more than one formula or function together to create a more complex calculation or result. This allows users to create more sophisticated calculations that would otherwise not be possible with a single formula.

In this tutorial, we will learn how to combine two formulas in Microsoft Excel. In Excel, merging two formulas can be achieved by using the ampersand operator. The ampersand is a frequently used operator that is widely employed to concatenate multiple functions or values.

Here we have the employee tenure dates indicating the beginning and conclusion of a duration and we want to extract the tenure for each employee. For this, we have to combine two formulas.

## Step 1 –  Choose the Targeted Cell

• Choose the targeted cell where we have to combine the two formulas.

## Step 2 – Input the Initial Formula

• Enter the first formula.

## Step 3 – Enter the Ampersand Operator and  Enter the Second Formula

• Enter the ampersand “&” operator.
• Enter the second formula.

## Step 4 – Implement the formula

• Strike the Enter key to implement the formula in the selected cell.

## Step 5 – Utilize Autofill to Calculate Tenure for Each Employee

• Utilize Autofill to calculate the tenure for each employee.

## Method 2: Combining Two Formulas in a Cell

In the second method, we may calculate the results individually in separate cells and then combine the results from different formulas using the ampersand operator.

## Step 1 –  Choose the Targeted Cell

• Choose the targeted cell where we have to combine the two formulas.

## Step 2 – Input the Cell Reference of the Initial Formula

• Enter the reference of the cell that holds the initial formula

## Step 3 – Enter the Ampersand Operator and Enter the Cell Reference of the Second Formula

• Enter the ampersand “&” operator.
• Enter the reference of the cell that holds the second formula.

## Step 4 – Strike the Enter Key

• Strike the Enter key.

## Step 5 – Utilize Autofill to Calculate Tenure for Each Employee

• Utilize Autofill to calculate the tenure for each employee.