Excel Cell reference

When using formulas in Excel and selecting a range of values, for instance with Vlookup I notice it may contain the $ sign.   I am unclear as to when you need to use $ select a range.  Thanks for any help on this.
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Missus Miss_SellaneusCommented:
The dollar sign means that if you copy the equation/formula to a different cell, the cell or row with the $ will not move.

For example. If you have

"=a1+1" in cell B2 and you copy that into cell B3, it will change it, putting "a2+1" into B3. If you use the $ it will keep "=a$1" in B2 and in B3. Hope that makes sense.

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fjkaykr11Author Commented:
thanks for the clear explanation and also providing an example.  I really appreciate it.
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