What is FORECAST.LINEAR function in Excel?

The FORECAST.LINEAR function is one of the Statistical functions of Excel.

It Calculates, or predicts, a future value along a linear trend by using existing values.

We can find this function in Statistical of insert function Tab.

How to use FORECAST.LINEAR function in excel

  1. Click on an empty cell (like F5).
 an empty cell in excel

2. Click on the fx icon (or press shift+F3).

fx icon in excel

3. In the insert function tab you will see all functions.

function list in excel

4. Select STATISTICAL category.

5. Select FORECAST.LINEAR function.

6. Then select ok.

excel FORECAST.LINEAR function

7. In the function arguments Tab you will see FORECAST.LINEAR function.

8. X is the data point for which you want to predict a value and must be a numeric value.

9. Known_ys is the dependent array or range of numeric data.

10. Known_xs is the independent array or range of numeric data. The variance of Known_x’s must not be zero.

11. You will see the results in the formula result section.

Examples of FORECAST.LINEAR function in Excel

FORECAST.LINEAR related functions 

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