# What is the formula to find the sum of cells A1 A2 and A3?

a1 + a2 + a3

There following two options should work:=sum(A1:A3) or

=A1+A2+A3

Two possible answers are:= A1 + A2 + A3

= sum(A1:A3)

### What is a sum in Excel?

SUM() is a function within Excel which adds up the values of the cells that are passed to it. You can pass individual cells, a list of cells or a range of cells. e.g. =SUM(A1) returns the same value as the cell A1 =SUM(A1,B2) return the sum of A1 + B2 =SUM(A1:B2) returns the sum of the range A1:B2 Ranges are effective squares of cells, so the range A1:B2 is a small 2x2 square consisting…

### What is a range in Microsoft Excel?

A range is a block of cells together, sometimes called a block. You use ranges in formulas. You can reference ranges by the first and last cell in the range, separated by a colon. All the cells from A1 down to A10 are a range. In a formula they would be represented as A1:A10, so that you could sum them or average them in the following ways: =SUM(A1:A10) =AVERAGE(A1:A10) This is shorter than referring to…

### How do you use the sum function in Microsoft Excel?

If you want to find the sum of a column from A1 to A12, use the following formula: =SUM(A1:A12) If you ever want to add 2 or more values (numbers) in excel to get the result in a specified cell, you can use the formula SUM. Ex: Cell A1 has value 10, Cell B1 has value 20 and Cell C1 has value 30. To get the sum of these three values in cell D1, you…

### What does the SUM function do?

One of the most commonly used functions is the SUM function, which allows you to quickly add up values in a range of cells. To add all the values in all the cells from cell A1 to A10, it could be done with the SUM function in a formula like this: =SUM(A1:A10) That is much simpler than doing: =A1+A2+A3+A4+A5+A6+A7+A8+A9+A10

### What is a function according to Microsoft Excel?

A function is a pre-defined formula that is built into the spreadsheet program and can be used as a formula or as part of a formula. There are many such functions, the most commonly used one being the SUM function, which allows you to quickly add up values in a range of cells. To add all the values from all the cells from cell A1 to A15 would be done with the SUM function in…

### What is a formula in Microsoft Excel?

A formula in Microsoft excel is like a formula in real life, like a math equation or math problem (ie. 2+2=4). You write the Excel formula like this: =2+2 Actually it is more like =A1+A2 Or =SUM(A1:D2) The SUM is a Function the A1 -> D2 is The Range And the : is the argument. When you have =SUM(A1:D2) you are adding the cell from A1 -> D2 so you are adding them together

### Formula to add 50 cells in a column where each cell is 33 cells apart?

If there are no values in the cells between them, then a straight SUM function starting from the first cell to the last cell, like =SUM(A1:A50) where you replace A1 with the very first cell and A50 with the very last one, will work. If there are other values in between them, then you need to list them individually in the SUM function or use a macro.

### How do you write a formula?

It depens on what you are trying to do. There are thousands of options. An example of a formula in Excel is =SUM(A1:A23). This formula will add all the values in cells A1 through A23 and display the sum. Formulaes in chemistry depict the number of atoms, molecules and the elements present in a particular reaction. Example: 2H2 + O2 = 2H2O An example of a formula in maths: (a+b)2 = a2 + b2 +…

### Which of the below formulas add cells a1 through a5 in Microsoft Excel?

Any of these formulas will do it: =SUM(A1:A5) =A1+A2+A3+A4+A5 =SUM(A1,A2,A3,A4,A5) Any of these formulas will do it: =SUM(A1:A5) =A1+A2+A3+A4+A5 =SUM(A1,A2,A3,A4,A5) Any of these formulas will do it: =SUM(A1:A5) =A1+A2+A3+A4+A5 =SUM(A1,A2,A3,A4,A5) Any of these formulas will do it: =SUM(A1:A5) =A1+A2+A3+A4+A5 =SUM(A1,A2,A3,A4,A5) Any of these formulas will do it: =SUM(A1:A5) =A1+A2+A3+A4+A5 =SUM(A1,A2,A3,A4,A5) Any of these formulas will do it: =SUM(A1:A5) =A1+A2+A3+A4+A5 =SUM(A1,A2,A3,A4,A5) Any of these formulas will do it: =SUM(A1:A5) =A1+A2+A3+A4+A5 =SUM(A1,A2,A3,A4,A5) Any of these formulas will…

### How do you insert if-functions in excel?

An IF function or formula is just like a SUM or an AVE formula. Select the cell into which you want to put an IF formula. The structure of an IF formula is: =IF(test clause,action if test clause is true,action is test clause is false) For example: in cell A1 is the number 2 and in cell B1 is the number 3. In cell B3 you want to write an IF formula to test the…

### What are formulas and functions in Excel?

A formula is an instruction in a spreadsheet to carry out some activity, normally a calculation. A formula must begin with the equals sign. Formulas can be simple or complex and they are built by the user. A very simple example of a formula which would add values in two different cells would be: =A1+A2 A function is a pre-defined formula that is built into the spreadsheet program and can be used as a formula…

### How do you sum cells in Excel?

You can use the plus symbol for small calculations that don't involve many values, or else use the Sum function. If you wanted to add the values in cells A1, A2, A3, A4 and A5 you could do it in the following ways: =A1 + A2 + A3 + A4 + A5 =sum(A1, A2, A3, A4, A5) or the best way, by referring to the whole range by its first and last cells as follows…

### How do you add multiply subtract and divide in Microsoft Excel?

You use the 4 main operators which are + and * and - and / to do those operations. You can use numbers or cell references in the formulas and all formulas begin with the equals sign. See the examples below: =10+2 =10*2 =10-2 =10/2 =A1+A2 =A1*A2 =A1-A2 =A1/A2 You can also use some of the functions to do these tasks, most commonly the SUM function to add up lots of cell values. So if…

### If you have written a formula you can drag it down or across other cells what is this called?

I am not sure what you are asking, but my best guess is that the question should be "How do you create a formula you can drag to other cells without changing the original cells in the forumula?" The answer to the new question is: Use absolute cell references. Instead of using =SUM(A1:A23) write =SUM($A$1:$A$23). When you move the formula with absolute cell references, it does not change.