The WEEKDAY function in Microsoft Excel is a useful tool for determining the day of the week for a given date. This can be helpful for tasks such as scheduling or analyzing data.

Here’s how to use the WEEKDAY function:

- Open a blank Excel spreadsheet.
- In the cell where you want to display the result of the WEEKDAY function, type the following formula: =WEEKDAY(date, [return_type])
- Replace “date” with the cell reference or date value for the date you want to find the day of the week for. For example, if the date is in cell A1, you would enter A1 in place of “date”.
- Optionally, you can specify the “return_type” parameter to determine the numbering system for the days of the week. The default return type is 1, which returns the day of the week as a number with Sunday as 1 and Saturday as 7. You can use the following values for the return type:
- 1: Sunday=1, Monday=2, Tuesday=3, etc. (default)
- 2: Monday=1, Tuesday=2, Wednesday=3, etc.
- 3: Monday=0, Tuesday=1, Wednesday=2, etc.

- Press Enter to calculate the result. The result will be the day of the week for the specified date, according to the numbering system you selected.

For example, let’s say you have a list of dates in column A and you want to find the day of the week for each date. Here’s how the formula would look for the first date in the list:

=WEEKDAY(A1, 2)

This formula would use the date in cell A1 and return the day of the week as a number with Monday as 1 and Sunday as 7.

I hope this tutorial helps you understand how to use the WEEKDAY function in Microsoft Excel!

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