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SUM: Excel Formulae Explained

How do you use SUM in Excel?

The SUM function in Excel is used to add together a series of numbers. You can use it to add together a column of numbers, or to add together a series of numbers that are spread out over a range of cells. To use the SUM function, you simply type "=SUM(number1,number2,number3,etc)" into the cell where you want the sum to appear. Excel will then add together the numbers that you specify.

What is the syntax of SUM in Excel?

The SUM function in Excel is used to add together a series of numbers. The syntax for the SUM function is as follows:

=SUM(number1, number2, number3,...)

where "number1, number2, number3,..." are the numbers you want to add together.

What is an example of how to use SUM in Excel?

There are a few ways to use SUM in Excel. One way is to add a series of numbers together. To do this, you would type the numbers you want to add into a column, and then in the cell above the last number in the column, type in the formula "=SUM(B1:Bx)" where "B1:Bx" is the range of cells containing the numbers you want to add. This will give you the total of the numbers in the column. Another way to use SUM is to add the values of a range of cells. To do this, you would select the cells you want to add, and then in the cell above the last selected cell, type in the formula "=SUM(C1:Cx)" where "C1:Cx" is the range of cells containing the values you want to add. This will give you the total of the values in the selected cells.

When should you not use SUM in Excel?

There are a few occasions when you should not use SUM in Excel. One such situation is when you want to calculate the average of a set of numbers. In this case, you should use the AVERAGE function. Another time when you should not use SUM is when you are working with data that is already in a table. In this case, you should use the SUMIF or SUMIFS function.

What are some similar formulae to SUM in Excel?

There are a few different formulae that are similar to SUM in Excel. One of these is AVERAGE, which calculates the average of a set of numbers. Another is PRODUCT, which calculates the product of a set of numbers. Another is COUNT, which counts the number of items in a set. Finally, there is MAX, which finds the largest value in a set of numbers.

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